A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 01:37:35 / December 23, 2016 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:37:35 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16358000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16358000. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5596° West, 18.2889° North, depth 18 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (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). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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