A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr16007069. Event ids that are associated: pr16007069. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4913 West, latitude 18.9675 North, depth = 85 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:50:36 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 17:50:36 / January 7, 2016 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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