A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:23:11 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018069003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018069003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 07:23:11 / March 10, 2018 @ 7:23 am. Exact location of event, depth 89 km, -65.0645° West, 18.7423° North.
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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 46 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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