A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (54 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 12:44:15 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 16:44:15 / February 7, 2016 @ 4:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1849° West, 19.0939° North, depth 46 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16038006. Id of event: pr16038006. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles).
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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 87 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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