A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017189001. Id of event: pr2017189001. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 01:33:43 / July 8, 2017 @ 1:33 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:33:43 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -65.028° West, 18.8728° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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