A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.072 West, latitude 18.627 North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:21:54 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16270008. Id of event: pr16270008. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 09:21:54 / September 26, 2016 @ 9:21 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
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). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 34 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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