A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/19 / 2019-04-04 21:58:57 / April 4, 2019 @ 9:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 106 km, -65.011° West, 18.3465° North. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:58:57 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019094014. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019094014.
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 Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km W of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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