A minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event id: pr2017116006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017116006. The temblor was detected at 03:00:03 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 07:00:03 / April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 am. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.952° West, 19.0526° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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