A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16353003. Id of event: pr16353003. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:25:35 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.9304 West, latitude 18.5904 North, depth = 21 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 09:25:35 / December 18, 2016 @ 9:25 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen 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. 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: 27 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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