A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:45:22 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17069006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17069006. Global time and date of event 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 20:45:22 / March 10, 2017 @ 8:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9387 West, latitude 18.1404 North, depth = 108 km.
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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Ceiba, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km S of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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