A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr16009003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16009003. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:30:56 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 04:30:56 / January 9, 2016 @ 4:30 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, depth 40 km, -64.6695° West, 18.9552° North.
Closest city/cities/towns 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). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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