A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16014001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16014001. Global time and date of event 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 01:33:30 / January 14, 2016 @ 1:33 am UTC/GMT. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:33:30 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -65.1875° West, 19.002° North.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 77 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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