A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 01:19:57 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16040004. Unique identifier: pr16040004. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 05:19:57 / February 9, 2016 @ 5:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.4944° West, 18.944° North, depth 30 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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