A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:54:56 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16036004. Id of event: pr16036004. Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 05:54:56 / February 5, 2016 @ 5:54 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.468 West, latitude 18.8645 North, depth = 6 km.
The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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