A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 122 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (76 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 09:47:28 / August 23, 2017 @ 9:47 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.1953° West, 19.422° North, depth 59 km. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:47:28 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017235005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017235005.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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