A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17060006. Event ids that are associated: pr17060006. The temblor was detected at 07:18:10 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 33 km, -65.0532° West, 18.5296° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 11:18:10 / March 1, 2017 @ 11:18 am.
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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 24 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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