A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.141 West, latitude 18.9444 North, depth = 4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17065002. Id of event: pr17065002. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 06:53:23 / March 6, 2017 @ 6:53 am UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:53:23 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 70 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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