A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 20:23:01 / September 26, 2016 @ 8:23 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:23:01 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -64.944° West, 18.1331° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16270012. Unique identifier: pr16270012.
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). 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).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-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.
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