A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 09:44:35 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.0544° West, latitude 19.0007° North, depth = 38 km. Unique identifier: pr17033001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17033001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 13:44:35 / February 2, 2017 @ 1:44 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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