A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 11:36:08 / August 1, 2017 @ 11:36 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:36:08 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2017213002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017213002. Exact location of event, depth 33 km, -64.9443° West, 18.9336° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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