A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.9527° West, latitude 18.9638° North, depth = 13 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:45:21 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 12:45:21 / September 26, 2015 @ 12:45 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: pr15269005. Event ids that are associated: pr15269005.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Charlotte Amalie. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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