A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:11:37 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6035° West, 19.1585° North, depth 84 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 08:11:37 / February 27, 2016 @ 8:11 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16058010. Unique identifier: pr16058010.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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