A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 89 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (55 miles). Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -65.0061° West, 19.1443° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16103008. Unique identifier: pr16103008. The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 12:38:09 / April 12, 2016 @ 12:38 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:38:09 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and three 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 89 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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