A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The temblor was detected at 02:07:27 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 06:07:27 / April 3, 2017 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17093002. Id of event: pr17093002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9773 West, latitude 18.3649 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Saint Croix, Ceiba.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km WNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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