A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 31 km, -65.032° West, 18.892° North. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:57:38 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2019050008. Event ids that are associated: pr2019050008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/19 / 2019-02-19 03:57:38 / February 19, 2019 @ 3:57 am.
Close 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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