A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:40:20 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.1508° West, latitude 18.2502° North, depth = 43 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 13:40:20 / January 19, 2016 @ 1:40 pm. Event id: pr16019008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16019008.
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen 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.
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