A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:35:59 / 3:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 19:35:59 / October 19, 2015 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15292006. Unique identifier: pr15292006. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9244° West, 17.4447° North, depth 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SW of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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