A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 12:56:17 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.455 West, latitude 18.9055 North, depth = 44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 16:56:17 / February 6, 2016 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16037006. Unique identifier: pr16037006.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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