A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 12:44:08 / September 26, 2015 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 08:44:08 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: pr15269004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15269004. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9315° West, 18.9867° North, depth 17 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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