A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1518 West, latitude 18.8075 North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was reported at 03:24:59 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16034001. Id of event: pr16034001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 07:24:59 / February 3, 2016 @ 7:24 am.
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 86 km (53 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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