A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 08:39:14 / December 24, 2019 @ 8:39 am. The 3.31-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:14 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019358009. Id of event: pr2019358009. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -65.1123° West, 18.3316° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Loíza, Las Piedras. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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