A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019076019. Id of event: pr2019076019. Global time and date of event 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 23:41:09 / March 17, 2019 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:41:09 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.0603° West, 18.0886° North, depth 47 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 47 km (29 miles).
Nearby 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). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Punta Santiago, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty 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.
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