A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr16247051. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16247051. The temblor was reported at 06:58:31 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 10:58:31 / September 3, 2016 @ 10:58 am. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -64.9729° West, 18.9034° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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