A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -65.019° West, 18.0858° North. Event id: pr17030000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17030000. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:56:29 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 09:56:29 / January 30, 2017 @ 9:56 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Close 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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