A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.9588° West, 18.1025° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:15:03 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:15:03 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr16105040. Event ids that are associated: pr16105040.
Event 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). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Ceiba, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 26 km S of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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