A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 02:01:33 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 06:01:33 / June 4, 2017 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6611 West, latitude 18.0758 North, depth = 121 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017155012. Id of event: pr2017155012.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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