A minor earthquake magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2017324003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017324003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0053 West, latitude 18.9305 North, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 13:00:30 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:00:30 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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