A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 10:46:33 / February 12, 2017 @ 10:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Unique identifier: pr17043003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17043003. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:46:33 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.9365° West, 18.5802° North, depth 42 km.
Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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