A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 15:49:43 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:49 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:49:43 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16113005. Event ids that are associated: pr16113005. Exact location, longitude -64.4795° West, latitude 18.6741° North, depth = 62 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 31 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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