A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16059025. Id of event: pr16059025. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9225 West, latitude 18.9902 North, depth = 26 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:27:44 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 23:27:44 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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