A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -65.1828° West, latitude 18.8269° North, depth = 59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 21:40:24 / February 4, 2017 @ 9:40 pm. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:40:24 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17035004. Unique identifier: pr17035004.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Ceiba, Luquillo. 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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