A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -64.7322° West, latitude 19.0505° North, depth = 56 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 14:35:15 / February 25, 2016 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:35:15 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16056007. Id of event: pr16056007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56 km (35 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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, Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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