A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 01:34:04 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17087006. Event ids that are associated: pr17087006. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9448 West, latitude 19.0048 North, depth = 25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 05:34:04 / March 28, 2017 @ 5:34 am.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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