A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 02:56:35 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 22 km, -65.0315° West, 18.6151° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: pr16059010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16059010. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 06:56:35 / February 28, 2016 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT.
Close 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). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and three 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.
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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: 32 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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