A minor earthquake magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 19:16:04 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017349004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017349004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 23:16:04 / December 15, 2017 @ 11:16 pm. Exact location, longitude -65.1535° West, latitude 18.8283° North, depth = 55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Luquillo (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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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