A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (50 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 09:23:18 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 13:23:18 / April 9, 2016 @ 1:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9438° West, 19.0804° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16100012. Unique identifier: pr16100012.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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