A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9207° West, 18.3761° North, depth 88 km. The temblor was detected at 15:41:01 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 19:41:01 / October 20, 2015 @ 7:41 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15293008. Id of event: pr15293008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), 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 Saint Croix, Isabel Segunda, Culebra. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km NNE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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