A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr16018001. Event ids that are associated: pr16018001. Global time and date of event 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 05:26:34 / January 18, 2016 @ 5:26 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.9961° West, 18.8288° North, depth 13 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:26:34 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby 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). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 54 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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