A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1181 West, latitude 18.701 North, depth = 64 km. The temblor was reported at 20:51:04 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64 km (40 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 00:51:04 / July 28, 2017 @ 12:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017209003. Unique identifier: pr2017209003.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Luquillo, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 61 km (38 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).
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 two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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