A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 22:11:16 / May 31, 2019 @ 10:11 pm. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:11:16 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.9906 West, latitude 18.7618 North, depth = 65 km. Unique identifier: pr2019151016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019151016. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. 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). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
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-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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