A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.04° West, 18.9661° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:46:39 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 23:46:39 / March 9, 2017 @ 11:46 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr17068006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17068006.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 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). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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