A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 20:31:16 / October 1, 2018 @ 8:31 pm. Exact location, longitude -65.132° West, latitude 18.771° North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018274012. Id of event: pr2018274012. The temblor was reported at 16:31:16 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter).
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 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty 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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