A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15269003. Id of event: pr15269003. Exact location, longitude -64.9223° West, latitude 18.9241° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:43:21 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 12:43:21 / September 26, 2015 @ 12:43 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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