A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -64.4466° West, 18.9241° North. The temblor was detected at 21:18:36 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16327000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16327000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 01:18:36 / November 22, 2016 @ 1:18 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 58 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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