A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr16139006. Event ids that are associated: pr16139006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9205 West, latitude 18.94 North, depth = 45 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:26:46 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 10:26:46 / May 18, 2016 @ 10:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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