A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2019151014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019151014. The temblor was detected at 17:13:55 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.0878° West, latitude 18.9851° North, depth = 37 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 21:13:55 / May 31, 2019 @ 9:13 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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).
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 seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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