A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Unique identifier: pr17087003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17087003. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 06:26:23 / March 28, 2017 @ 6:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 23 km, -65.0613° West, 19.0032° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:26:23 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter).
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). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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