A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -65.1651° West, latitude 18.899° North, depth = 26 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 18:21:50 / September 30, 2018 @ 6:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:21:50 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018273007. Id of event: pr2018273007.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola. 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).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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