A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.432° West, latitude 18.693° North, depth = 70 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16136009. Id of event: pr16136009. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:14:43 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 16:14:43 / May 15, 2016 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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