A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 18:51:09 / January 4, 2016 @ 6:51 pm. Unique identifier: pr16004007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16004007. Exact location of event, longitude -64.111 West, latitude 18.9566 North, depth = 65 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:51:09 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 80 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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