A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 05:59:39 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1057 West, latitude 18.9706 North, depth = 12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 09:59:39 / March 28, 2017 @ 9:59 am. Unique identifier: pr17087011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17087011.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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