A minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 136 km, -65.012° West, 18.8416° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136 km (85 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018065010. Id of event: pr2018065010. The temblor was reported at 17:34:04 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 21:34:04 / March 6, 2018 @ 9:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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