A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 11:26:44 / February 7, 2016 @ 11:26 am. Event id: pr16038005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16038005. Exact location of event, depth 18 km, -64.6295° West, 18.6749° North. The temblor was detected at 07:26:44 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 28 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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