A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2017240015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017240015. The epicenter was at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -65.113° West, 18.9871° North. The temblor was reported at 02:56:54 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 06:56:54 / August 28, 2017 @ 6:56 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 73 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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