A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 01:35:42 / January 15, 2016 @ 1:35 am. Id of earthquake: pr16015002. Event ids that are associated: pr16015002. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.1809° West, 18.1865° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:35:42 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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