A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -64.9555° West, latitude 18.9633° North, depth = 44 km. Global time and date of event 21/02/18 / 2018-02-21 15:28:51 / February 21, 2018 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:28:51 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018052006. Unique identifier: pr2018052006.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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