A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9412° West, 19.0095° North, depth 35 km. Event id: pr17108002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17108002. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:23:14 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 18:23:14 / April 18, 2017 @ 6:23 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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