A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2017157015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017157015. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0801 West, latitude 18.9198 North, depth = 49 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 23:19:03 / June 6, 2017 @ 11:19 pm. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:19:03 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Culebra.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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