A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 19:09:49 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.0973 West, latitude 18.7121 North, depth = 78 km. Unique identifier: pr2018101018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018101018. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 23:09:49 / April 11, 2018 @ 11:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 twenty, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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