A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 92 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (57 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 16:55:14 / February 7, 2016 @ 4:55 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:55:14 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1856 West, latitude 19.1445 North, depth = 24 km. Id of earthquake: pr16038010. Event ids that are associated: pr16038010. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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