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. Id of earthquake: pr17109002. Event ids that are associated: pr17109002. Global time and date of event 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 08:58:39 / April 19, 2017 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.157 West, latitude 18.6665 North, depth = 59 km. The temblor was reported at 04:58:39 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter).
The 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). Nearby 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 cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 43 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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