A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -65.1311° West, 18.0186° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:28:14 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018247008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018247008. Global time and date of event 04/09/18 / 2018-09-04 23:28:14 / September 4, 2018 @ 11:28 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Luquillo, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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