A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2017240024. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017240024. The temblor was detected at 10:43:36 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 14:43:36 / August 28, 2017 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.9096 West, latitude 18.1783 North, depth = 25 km.
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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix. Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km S of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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