A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr16100008. Event ids that are associated: pr16100008. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:23:09 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 14:23:09 / April 9, 2016 @ 2:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.9395° West, 18.9486° North, depth 52 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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