A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 150 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (93 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude -65.143° West, latitude 19.6909° North, depth = 25 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16106008. Id of event: pr16106008. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:09:57 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 16:09:57 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 150 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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