A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:12:54 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9578 West, latitude 18.1009 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:12:54 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16105034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16105034. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Ceiba, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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