A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr16323021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16323021. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -65.1289° West, 18.7003° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 18:40:28 / November 18, 2016 @ 6:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:40:28 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Luquillo, Isabel Segunda. Close 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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