A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2017237008. Event ids that are associated: pr2017237008. The temblor was detected at 12:38:35 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 16:38:35 / August 25, 2017 @ 4:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -65.0761° West, latitude 19.0223° North, depth = 29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 76 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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