A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.1643° West, 18.8011° North, depth 63 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 10:03:42 / January 9, 2019 @ 10:03 am. Unique identifier: pr2019009005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019009005. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:03:42 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and 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 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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