A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:12:24 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.018° West, latitude 18.378° North, depth = 77 km. Event id: pr2019080009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019080009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 11:12:24 / March 21, 2019 @ 11:12 am.
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). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Saint Croix, Luquillo (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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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