A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:17:28 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.93° West, 19.0258° North, depth 23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15352003. Unique identifier: pr15352003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 04:17:28 / December 18, 2015 @ 4:17 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 23 km (14 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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