A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 04:58:39 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 08:58:39 / April 19, 2017 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 59 km, -65.157° West, 18.6665° North. Unique identifier: pr17109003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17109003.
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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Ceiba. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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