A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.947 West, latitude 18.9043 North, depth = 47 km. The temblor was detected at 03:06:34 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 07:06:34 / March 9, 2017 @ 7:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17068001. Unique identifier: pr17068001.
Close 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 62 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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