A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.9468° West, latitude 18.5836° North, depth = 18 km. The temblor was detected at 22:57:37 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017180002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017180002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 02:57:37 / June 29, 2017 @ 2:57 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Isabel Segunda, Culebra. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 39 km (24 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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