A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83 km (52 miles). The 3.39-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:07:50 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.1878° West, 18.8353° North, depth 83 km. Unique identifier: pr2018017004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018017004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 07:07:50 / January 17, 2018 @ 7:07 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Ceiba, 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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