A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 00:28:19 / February 21, 2016 @ 12:28 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.8919° West, 18.0077° North, depth 15 km. Unique identifier: pr16052001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16052001. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:19 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NW of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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