A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16059016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16059016. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 14:06:10 / February 28, 2016 @ 2:06 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:06:10 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6457° West, 18.7201° North, depth 9 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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