A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 02:19:21 / April 7, 2018 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:19:21 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018097006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018097006. Exact location, longitude -64.9445° West, latitude 18.9776° North, depth = 55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 70 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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