A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 00:37:06 / February 26, 2016 @ 12:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6695° West, 18.8283° North, depth 27 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16057002. Unique identifier: pr16057002. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:37:06 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (35 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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