A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16026002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16026002. Exact location of earthquake, -65.0121° West, 18.9706° North, depth 49 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 19:02:31 / January 26, 2016 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:02:31 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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 seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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