A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 21:56:47 / April 13, 2017 @ 9:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.1074° West, 18.4563° North. The temblor was detected at 17:56:47 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17103008. Unique identifier: pr17103008.
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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Punta Santiago, Naguabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km NW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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