A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Unique identifier: pr16039001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16039001. The temblor was picked up at 00:39:24 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 04:39:24 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.594° West, latitude 18.86° North, depth = 34 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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 five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel it?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.