A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:32:39 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 23:32:39 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004tgx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004tgx. Exact location of event, depth 30 km, -64.9134° West, 18.9916° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The 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). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days seven hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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