A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:39 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 03:16:39 / April 17, 2016 @ 3:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.4233° West, 18.8132° North, depth 40 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16108001. Id of event: pr16108001.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 48 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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