A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 82 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (51 miles). Exact location of event, depth 36 km, -65.1318° West, 19.0635° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 16:30:09 / August 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:30:09 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017234035. Id of event: pr2017234035.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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