A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 15:32:21 / September 27, 2016 @ 3:32 pm. Unique identifier: pr16271016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16271016. The epicenter was at a depth of 145 km (90 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.949° West, latitude 18.1576° North, depth = 145 km. The temblor was reported at 11:32:21 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Ceiba, Saint Croix.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 20 km S of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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