A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -65.0656° West, latitude 18.7925° North, depth = 8 km. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:31:33 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 11:31:33 / June 18, 2017 @ 11:31 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2017169005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017169005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Fajardo, Tortola. The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 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).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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