A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 23:08:16 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 03:08:16 / January 13, 2016 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98 km (61 miles). Exact location of event, depth 98 km, -64.649° West, 18.6396° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16013001. Id of event: pr16013001.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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