A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 05:17:11 / February 9, 2016 @ 5:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.4841° West, 18.8209° North, depth 52 km. The temblor was reported at 01:17:11 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16040002. Event ids that are associated: pr16040002.
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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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