A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:32:39 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16059027. Event ids that are associated: pr16059027, us10004tgx. Exact location of event, depth 30 km, -64.9134° West, 18.9916° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 23:32:39 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:32 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Nearby 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 twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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