A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:08 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6313° West, latitude 18.6986° North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 03:59:08 / December 6, 2018 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018340003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018340003.
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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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