A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 75 km (47 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 06:10:41 / April 7, 2017 @ 6:10 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:10:41 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17097001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17097001. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0999 West, latitude 18.6648 North, depth = 75 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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