A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.9257° West, latitude 18.3938° North, depth = 95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15204012. Unique identifier: pr15204012. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:43:17 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/07/15 / 2015-07-23 08:43:17 / July 23, 2015 @ 8:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Fajardo, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). Close 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 three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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