A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9825 West, latitude 18.3173 North, depth = 4 km. Unique identifier: pr17049005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17049005. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 14:24:18 / February 18, 2017 @ 2:24 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:24:18 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter).
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). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km WSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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