A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 03:02:16 / January 20, 2018 @ 3:02 am. Event id: pr2018020001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018020001. Exact location, longitude -65.1176° West, latitude 18.8638° North, depth = 51 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:02:16 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. 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).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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