A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 23:30:35 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:30 pm. Exact location of event, depth 49 km, -64.9251° West, 18.9484° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16059026. Unique identifier: pr16059026. The temblor was picked up at 19:30:35 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 67 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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