A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:52:23 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17087010. Unique identifier: pr17087010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 09:52:23 / March 28, 2017 @ 9:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1244 West, latitude 18.9627 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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