A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:26 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -65.0265° West, latitude 19.0143° North, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/06/17 / 2017-06-30 06:34:26 / June 30, 2017 @ 6:34 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2017181008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017181008.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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