A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:56:38 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.055° West, 18.0153° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 17:56:38 / January 19, 2016 @ 5:56 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16019011. Unique identifier: pr16019011.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Fajardo. 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 38 km SSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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