A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.6604° West, latitude 19.0401° North, depth = 48 km. Id of earthquake: pr16006031. Event ids that are associated: pr16006031. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 13:52:53 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:52:53 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 69 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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