A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Global time and date of event 25/09/16 / 2016-09-25 06:40:01 / September 25, 2016 @ 6:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0081 West, latitude 18.7191 North, depth = 31 km. Event id: pr16269001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16269001. The temblor was detected at 02:40:01 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Isabel Segunda, Culebra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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