A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.9921° West, latitude 18.3051° North, depth = 130 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018118006. Event ids that are associated: pr2018118006. The epicenter was at a depth of 130 km (81 miles). The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:00:15 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 23:00:15 / April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Luquillo, Fajardo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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