A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Unique identifier: pr16059024. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16059024, us10004tgx. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 23:32:39 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.9134° West, 18.9916° North, depth 30 km. The temblor was detected at 19:32:39 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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