A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:53:02 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17086000. Unique identifier: pr17086000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 01:53:02 / March 27, 2017 @ 1:53 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8482 West, latitude 18.3395 North, depth = 111 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111 km (69 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Isabel Segunda, Culebra (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 8 km E of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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