A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2017211008. Event ids that are associated: pr2017211008. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:44:17 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0281 West, latitude 18.909 North, depth = 25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 03:44:17 / July 30, 2017 @ 3:44 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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