A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 79 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (49 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17059006. Unique identifier: pr17059006. The temblor was detected at 11:26:32 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.1782° West, latitude 19.0245° North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 15:26:32 / February 28, 2017 @ 3:26 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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