A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019067002. Unique identifier: pr2019067002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 01:18:38 / March 8, 2019 @ 1:18 am. Exact location, longitude -64.921° West, latitude 18.627° North, depth = 45 km. The temblor was detected at 21:18:38 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop). 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 39 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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