A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 124 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (77 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16365005. Id of event: pr16365005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 23:03:11 / December 30, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.0335 West, latitude 19.4661 North, depth = 36 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:03:11 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 nine, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 124 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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