A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 17:28:55 / September 30, 2016 @ 5:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4083 West, latitude 18.7269 North, depth = 111 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). Event id: pr16274001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16274001. The temblor was reported at 13:28:55 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 40 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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