A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3567 West, latitude 18.8467 North, depth = 46 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 01:42:17 / February 1, 2016 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16032000. Id of event: pr16032000. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:42:17 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles).
Close 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 Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 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 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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