A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16100015. Id of event: pr16100015. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 19:32:48 / April 9, 2016 @ 7:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:32:48 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.9483 West, latitude 19.0221 North, depth = 26 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 75 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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