A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 11:24:26 / April 1, 2017 @ 11:24 am. Exact location, longitude -65.1768° West, latitude 18.9305° North, depth = 73 km. Id of earthquake: pr17091008. Event ids that are associated: pr17091008. The temblor was reported at 07:24:26 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 73 km (45 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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 or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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