A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a39k. Id of event: us6000a39k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.3 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:56:31 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.0888° West, 18.5687° North, depth 24.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 19:56:31 / May 31, 2020 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Río Grande, Naguabo (min 5000 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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