A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (48 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1389 West, latitude 19.0245 North, depth = 4 km. Unique identifier: pr17065004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17065004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 06:33:14 / March 6, 2017 @ 6:33 am. The temblor was reported at 02:33:14 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 78 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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