A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 19:02:25 / April 12, 2016 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:02:25 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16103009. Event ids that are associated: pr16103009. Exact location, longitude -63.9352° West, latitude 18.5757° North, depth = 32 km.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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