A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017240008. Event ids that are associated: pr2017240008. Exact location, longitude -65.1696° West, latitude 18.9831° North, depth = 48 km. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:18:20 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 03:18:20 / August 28, 2017 @ 3:18 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-five 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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