A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2018026008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018026008. Exact location of earthquake, -65.136° West, 18.911° North, depth 32 km. The temblor was reported at 17:40:00 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 21:40:00 / January 26, 2018 @ 9:40 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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 Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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