A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2993 West, latitude 18.4244 North, depth = 9 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:15:39 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16264000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16264000. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 00:15:39 / September 20, 2016 @ 12:15 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 33 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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