A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:17:03 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 07:17:03 / January 8, 2016 @ 7:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6498 West, latitude 19.1149 North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: pr16008002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16008002.
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days six hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 77 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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