A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16255002. Unique identifier: pr16255002. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -64.7013° West, 18.8582° North. Global time and date of event 11/09/16 / 2016-09-11 04:15:00 / September 11, 2016 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:15:00 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 eleven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days five hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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