A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:48:37 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77 km (48 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018278013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018278013. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 23:48:37 / October 5, 2018 @ 11:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 77 km, -65.105° West, 18.6318° North.
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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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