A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 19:58:01 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16025004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16025004. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 23:58:01 / January 25, 2016 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0292 West, latitude 18.656 North, depth = 40 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles).
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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Fajardo, Isabel Segunda. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 36 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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