A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018273010. Id of event: pr2018273010. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:13:08 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 18:13:08 / September 30, 2018 @ 6:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.164 West, latitude 18.8981 North, depth = 26 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 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), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Close 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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