A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019151012. Id of event: pr2019151012. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 55 km, -64.9998° West, 18.8833° North. The temblor was picked up at 17:02:42 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 21:02:42 / May 31, 2019 @ 9:02 pm.
Close 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). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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