A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 08:03:33 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.5795° West, 19.1105° North, depth 40 km. Id of earthquake: pr16005008. Event ids that are associated: pr16005008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 12:03:33 / January 5, 2016 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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