A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017245005. Unique identifier: pr2017245005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:10:11 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -65.1021° West, 18.6535° North. Global time and date of event 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 20:10:11 / September 2, 2017 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). 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).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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