A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:45:27 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5025 West, latitude 18.9218 North, depth = 8 km. Global time and date of event 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 16:45:27 / September 22, 2016 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16266004. Id of event: pr16266004.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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: 57 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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