A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Event id: pr16275002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16275002. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:17 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.9377 West, latitude 18.999 North, depth = 16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/16 / 2016-10-01 05:04:17 / October 1, 2016 @ 5:04 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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