A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. The temblor was reported at 01:43:57 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 05:43:57 / February 5, 2016 @ 5:43 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16036006. Unique identifier: pr16036006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.0767 West, latitude 18.4197 North, depth = 70 km.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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