A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9821° West, 18.6818° North, depth 37 km. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:11:45 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017197011. Unique identifier: pr2017197011. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 22:11:45 / July 16, 2017 @ 10:11 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
Did you feel it?
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: 38 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.