A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16059030. Event ids that are associated: pr16059030. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 23:49:36 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:49 pm. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:49:36 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.912° West, latitude 18.9101° North, depth = 42 km.
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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-nine 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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