A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -64.0651° West, latitude 18.5869° North, depth = 31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16283013. Unique identifier: pr16283013. Global time and date of event 09/10/16 / 2016-10-09 20:23:14 / October 9, 2016 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 16:23:14 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 61 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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