A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:55:21 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 03:55:21 / September 5, 2017 @ 3:55 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.0605 West, latitude 18.7158 North, depth = 50 km. Event id: pr2017248003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017248003.
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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Isabel Segunda, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 43 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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