A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16056002. Unique identifier: pr16056002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83 km (52 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:11:37 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6699° West, latitude 18.9111° North, depth = 83 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 03:11:37 / February 25, 2016 @ 3:11 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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