A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:59:07 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 09:59:07 / January 4, 2016 @ 9:59 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16004002. Id of event: pr16004002. Exact location, longitude -64.749° West, latitude 19.1105° North, depth = 19 km.
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). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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