A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 29/05/18 / 2018-05-29 02:48:26 / May 29, 2018 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 136 km, -64.793° West, 18.1755° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 136 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:48:26 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018149000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018149000.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Saint Croix. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 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).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km SE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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