A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 04:30:49 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.982° West, latitude 18.7651° North, depth = 55 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 08:30:49 / December 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017337001. Id of event: pr2017337001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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