A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr16328008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16328008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:56:54 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 12:56:54 / November 23, 2016 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0773 West, latitude 18.9494 North, depth = 49 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 68 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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