A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.017 West, latitude 18.48 North, depth = 29 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:38:06 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019313005. Unique identifier: pr2019313005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/11/19 / 2019-11-09 03:38:06 / November 9, 2019 @ 3:38 am.
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/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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