A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 19:46:52 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 23:46:52 / April 18, 2016 @ 11:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16109008. Event ids that are associated: pr16109008. Exact location, longitude -64.5915° West, latitude 19.0702° North, depth = 28 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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