A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 06:21:33 / March 28, 2017 @ 6:21 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.0546° West, 18.9797° North, depth 24 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:21:33 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17087007. Id of event: pr17087007.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Tortola, Road Town. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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