A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 14:36:22 / March 1, 2018 @ 2:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8041 West, latitude 18.4815 North, depth = 88 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018060005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018060005. The 3.41-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:22 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (13 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 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).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 20 km NE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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