A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 10:58:32 / March 17, 2017 @ 10:58 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17076004. Unique identifier: pr17076004. Exact location of earthquake, -65.0282° West, 18.9936° North, depth 29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:58:32 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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