A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Event id: pr16058026. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16058026. The epicenter was at a depth of 31 km (19 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:01:14 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 20:01:14 / February 27, 2016 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6697 West, latitude 18.839 North, depth = 31 km.
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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