A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 10:23:32 / September 15, 2017 @ 10:23 am. Event id: pr2017258002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017258002. The temblor was picked up at 06:23:32 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.039 West, latitude 18.7165 North, depth = 49 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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