A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1348° West, 18.627° North, depth 25 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:55:42 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16104001. Id of event: pr16104001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 04:55:42 / April 13, 2016 @ 4:55 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Grande, Naguabo, Ceiba.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 38 km NW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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