A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -65.1027° West, 19.0146° North. The temblor was detected at 09:52:43 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16056008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16056008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 13:52:43 / February 25, 2016 @ 1:52 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 76 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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