A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.3625° West, 18.7642° North, depth 59 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16040003. Id of event: pr16040003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 05:18:21 / February 9, 2016 @ 5:18 am. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:18:21 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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