A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:52:45 / 7:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018097016. Id of event: pr2018097016. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9396 West, latitude 18.6208 North, depth = 64 km. Global time and date of event 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 23:52:45 / April 7, 2018 @ 11:52 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 64 km (40 miles).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola. Close 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 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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