A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 00:33:01 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017240009. Unique identifier: pr2017240009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 04:33:01 / August 28, 2017 @ 4:33 am. Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -65.1923° West, 18.9551° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra. Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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