A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 05:20:31 / April 6, 2016 @ 5:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -65.195 West, latitude 18.9661 North, depth = 19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16097001. Unique identifier: pr16097001. The temblor was detected at 01:20:31 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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