A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -64.9636° West, 18.1007° North. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:00:47 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:00:47 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16105036. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16105036.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Punta Santiago, Naguabo. 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). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 77 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), 51 km (32 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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