A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/18 / 2018-07-18 16:23:12 / July 18, 2018 @ 4:23 pm. Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -64.956° West, 18.7878° North. The temblor was detected at 12:23:12 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018199008. Event ids that are associated: pr2018199008.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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