A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (61 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.1826 West, latitude 19.1954 North, depth = 30 km. Unique identifier: pr17089006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17089006. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:31:19 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 09:31:19 / March 30, 2017 @ 9:31 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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