A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 06:42:03 / April 1, 2018 @ 6:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6438° West, 17.2398° North, depth 40 km. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:42:03 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018091001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018091001.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km S of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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