Nice earthquake this morning!
You could hear it coming.
Headline: USGS Earthquake Alert: M 3.2, Virgin Islands region
Image ( )Friday, March 8, 2013 1249 UTC
Friday, March 8, 2013 0849 AM at epicenter
Depth: 39.00 km (24.23 mi)
Earthquake Distances: (Calculated within VI-Alert)
23.59 Miles from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
67.13 Miles from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
28.68 Miles from St. John, US Virgin Islands
25.08 Miles from Water Island, US Virgin Islands
Actually, there are several daily, but most cannot be felt.
I subscribe to USGS Earthquake Alert such as Bombi posted above and am always surprised at the amount taking place in our region.
Some weeks have an amazing amount and then it'll quiet down but it is rare to go a day without an alert.
This is the first one I have actually felt in awhile but they are not rare, just not major, thank goodness.
At least, pressure gets released. I don't even want to consider what a major quake would do to our islands.
The most severe one I remember was probably in 2004, I think and it was about a 6 - luckily, just one passing motion with no long duration tho it did crack the grout in in a line of my bathroom wall tile.
I went back and counted the number of Alerts issued by USGS since March 1 to date and there have been 31 alerts regarding earthquakes.