A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr16311000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16311000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7766 West, latitude 19.0244 North, depth = 6 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:48:18 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/11/16 / 2016-11-06 03:48:18 / November 6, 2016 @ 3:48 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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