A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (76 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 22:11:47 / August 14, 2017 @ 10:11 pm. Event id: us2000a888. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17226050, us2000a888. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -65.2483° West, latitude 19.4048° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 18:11:47 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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