A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:15:59 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:15 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:15:59 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6286 West, latitude 19.0611 North, depth = 56 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56 km (35 miles). Event id: pr16007048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007048.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 71 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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