A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9915° West, 18.207° North, depth 120 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:19:45 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17090008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17090008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 17:19:45 / March 31, 2017 @ 5:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Luquillo, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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