A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/17 / 2017-10-03 17:25:20 / October 3, 2017 @ 5:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.31 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:25:20 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -64.3354° West, latitude 17.952° North, depth = 136.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000apny. Unique identifier: us1000apny.
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km ENE of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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