A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:53:26 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 14:53:26 / November 25, 2017 @ 2:53 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -65.088 West, latitude 18.9175 North, depth = 39 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017329005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017329005.
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close 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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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