A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (81 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 23:26:23 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2395 West, latitude 19.4825 North, depth = 25 km. Unique identifier: pr17073002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17073002. Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 03:26:23 / March 14, 2017 @ 3:26 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 130 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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