A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 13:32:34 / April 9, 2016 @ 1:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16100007. Id of event: pr16100007. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:32:34 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.956 West, latitude 19.0125 North, depth = 53 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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