A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr16052002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16052002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:20:05 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 02:20:05 / February 21, 2016 @ 2:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9322 West, latitude 18.5795 North, depth = 20 km.
Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop). 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).
Each 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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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