A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 23:05:27 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 03:05:27 / February 6, 2017 @ 3:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1417 West, latitude 18.7812 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17037000. Unique identifier: pr17037000.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Luquillo. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 53 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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