A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:25:01 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1143 West, latitude 18.9738 North, depth = 34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 00:25:01 / September 4, 2016 @ 12:25 am. Event id: pr16248003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16248003.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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