A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6634 West, latitude 18.6581 North, depth = 78 km. Id of earthquake: pr16256011. Event ids that are associated: pr16256011. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:26:47 / 2:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78 km (48 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 18:26:47 / September 12, 2016 @ 6:26 pm.
The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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