A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 00:18:55 / February 6, 2016 @ 12:18 am. Exact location, longitude -64.5463° West, latitude 18.2047° North, depth = 104 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:18:55 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16037000. Event ids that are associated: pr16037000.
The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (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).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 24 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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