A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 100 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (62 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 06:30:52 / April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 38 km, -65.2023° West, 19.2105° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17096002. Unique identifier: pr17096002. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:30:52 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 100 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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