A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2018226008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018226008. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1143 West, latitude 18.9873 North, depth = 46 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/18 / 2018-08-14 19:52:15 / August 14, 2018 @ 7:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:52:15 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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