A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1178 West, latitude 18.6975 North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 03:29:24 / February 16, 2019 @ 3:29 am. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:29:24 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019047006. Event ids that are associated: pr2019047006. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).
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). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Luquillo, Isabel Segunda.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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