A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:11:05 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:11 am. The temblor was reported at 03:11:05 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16007047. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007047. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.4791 West, latitude 19.0981 North, depth = 45 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 eighty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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