A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 100 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (62 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.0783 West, latitude 19.2423 North, depth = 40 km. Global time and date of event 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 18:39:41 / December 23, 2015 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:39:41 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15357001. Unique identifier: pr15357001. The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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