A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:39:02 / 8:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 00:39:02 / February 25, 2016 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.748 West, latitude 19.1228 North, depth = 53 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16056000. Unique identifier: pr16056000.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 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 five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 79 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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