A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 06:03:37 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16040007. Event ids that are associated: pr16040007. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8833° West, 19.0744° North, depth 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 10:03:37 / February 9, 2016 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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