A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 11:47:50 / February 24, 2016 @ 11:47 am. Exact location, longitude -64.8476° West, latitude 19.0788° North, depth = 52 km. Event id: pr16055002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16055002. The temblor was picked up at 07:47:50 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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