A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 08:48:24 / February 14, 2016 @ 8:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6727 West, latitude 18.9995 North, depth = 32 km. Event id: pr16045004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16045004. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:48:24 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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