A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16057001. Unique identifier: pr16057001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6822 West, latitude 18.8581 North, depth = 17 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:31:28 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 00:31:28 / February 26, 2016 @ 12:31 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 49 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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