A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.91 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:03 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 04:18:03 / September 12, 2018 @ 4:18 am. Event id: us2000hd8j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18255050, us2000hd8j. Exact location of event, depth 45.91 km, -64.8889° West, 18.7798° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Cruz Bay (min 5000 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). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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