A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 00:55:14 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 04:55:14 / April 10, 2016 @ 4:55 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16101002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16101002. Exact location of event, depth 45 km, -65.0169° West, 18.9986° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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