A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude -65.0279° West, latitude 18.6298° North, depth = 19 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 06:54:58 / February 28, 2016 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:54:58 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16059008. Event ids that are associated: pr16059008.
Nearby 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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