A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 04:40:23 / November 16, 2016 @ 4:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -64.6976° West, 18.8449° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16321002. Event ids that are associated: pr16321002. The temblor was detected at 00:40:23 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 48 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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