A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -65.0905° West, 18.6623° North, depth 26 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/18 / 2018-11-07 18:12:53 / November 7, 2018 @ 6:12 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2018311004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018311004. The temblor was picked up at 14:12:53 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter).
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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Luquillo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 39 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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