A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007043. Unique identifier: pr16007043. The temblor was detected at 02:23:56 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 06:23:56 / January 7, 2016 @ 6:23 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6672 West, latitude 18.9813 North, depth = 44 km.
The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 62 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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