A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.6082° West, latitude 18.9703° North, depth = 58 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:35:07 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 13:35:07 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:35 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006026. Unique identifier: pr16006026.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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