A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5982° West, 18.8924° North, depth 24 km. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 05:53:48 / September 27, 2016 @ 5:53 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:53:48 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16271007. Event ids that are associated: pr16271007. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 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 three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 52 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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