A minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.3175° West, latitude 18.2836° North, depth = 112 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/18 / 2018-12-24 03:41:14 / December 24, 2018 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. The 3.62-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:41:14 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018358002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018358002.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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