A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:37:14 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8292 West, latitude 18.5976 North, depth = 34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 11:37:14 / February 15, 2017 @ 11:37 am. Id of earthquake: pr17046005. Event ids that are associated: pr17046005.
Nearby 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). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km NNE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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