A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9248 West, latitude 18.9471 North, depth = 49 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018256001. Unique identifier: pr2018256001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 00:29:12 / September 13, 2018 @ 12:29 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:29:12 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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