A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2017219007. Event ids that are associated: pr2017219007. The temblor was reported at 04:49:18 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 08:49:18 / August 7, 2017 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8938 West, latitude 18.7806 North, depth = 54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles).
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). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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