A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17073005. Unique identifier: pr17073005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 14:15:43 / March 14, 2017 @ 2:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9514 West, latitude 18.8647 North, depth = 31 km. The temblor was reported at 10:15:43 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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 Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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