A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 58 km, -64.5199° West, 17.9909° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:14:23 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16105002. Id of event: pr16105002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 06:14:23 / April 14, 2016 @ 6:14 am.
Nearby 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NE of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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