A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019151015. Unique identifier: pr2019151015. The temblor was reported at 17:52:20 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.117 West, latitude 18.9266 North, depth = 40 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 21:52:20 / May 31, 2019 @ 9:52 pm.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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