A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:10:33 / 5:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41 km, -65.098° West, 18.9693° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 21:10:33 / May 31, 2019 @ 9:10 pm. Unique identifier: pr2019151013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019151013. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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