A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6362 West, latitude 18.7014 North, depth = 48 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:40:52 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 17:40:52 / January 27, 2016 @ 5:40 pm. Id of earthquake: pr16027002. Event ids that are associated: pr16027002.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 44 km (28 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 city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-three 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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