A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Id of earthquake: pr15355008. Event ids that are associated: pr15355008. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.0333° West, 18.7998° North. Global time and date of event 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 23:32:19 / December 21, 2015 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:32:19 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 51 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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