A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:21:05 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16246005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16246005. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 22:21:05 / September 2, 2016 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5992 West, latitude 18.3873 North, depth = 12 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Culebra, Charlotte Amalie.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. 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: 3 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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