A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:15:48 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15296007. Unique identifier: pr15296007. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1522° West, 18.9626° North, depth 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 16:15:48 / October 23, 2015 @ 4:15 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 72 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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