A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.111 West, latitude 18.8745 North, depth = 9 km. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:04:02 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017187003. Id of event: pr2017187003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 15:04:02 / July 6, 2017 @ 3:04 pm.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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