A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pt18255050. Event ids that are associated: pt18255050. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:00 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 04:18:00 / September 12, 2018 @ 4:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.869° West, 18.716° North, depth 10 km.
Nearby 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Fajardo, Isabel Segunda. Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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