A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 130 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (81 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Event id: pr2017228000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017228000. The temblor was detected at 20:31:29 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.1241° West, latitude 19.5026° North, depth = 25 km. Global time and date of event 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 00:31:29 / August 16, 2017 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 130 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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