A minor earthquake magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017225002. Unique identifier: pr2017225002. Exact location of event, longitude -64.9666 West, latitude 19.0356 North, depth = 26 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 06:03:21 / August 13, 2017 @ 6:03 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:03:21 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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