A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 20:09:56 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.131 West, latitude 18.8035 North, depth = 28 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 00:09:56 / October 1, 2018 @ 12:09 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018274001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018274001.
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). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Fajardo, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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