A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. Unique identifier: pr2018027001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018027001. The temblor was reported at 20:42:36 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 00:42:36 / January 27, 2018 @ 12:42 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 29 km, -65.1495° West, 18.9038° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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