A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Global time and date of event 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 07:23:56 / May 25, 2016 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16146012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16146012. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:23:56 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6849° West, latitude 18.7532° North, depth = 92 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close 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 six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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