A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16148028. Id of event: pr16148028. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 05:48:02 / May 27, 2016 @ 5:48 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:48:02 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.2478° West, 18.4435° North, depth 137 km.
Event epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 39 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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