A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 14:24:21 / August 28, 2017 @ 2:24 pm. Event id: pr2017240023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017240023. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7751° West, 17.8783° North, depth 69 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:24:21 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 16 km NNW of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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