A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 00:58:32 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km (35 miles). Exact location of event, depth 57 km, -65° West, 18.9866° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 04:58:32 / September 6, 2018 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018249004. Id of event: pr2018249004.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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