A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:02:43 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:02 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17110004. Unique identifier: pr17110004. The epicenter was at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:02:43 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.1116° West, latitude 17.7928° North, depth = 38 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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