A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Unique identifier: pr16006006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16006006. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5535 West, latitude 19.1114 North, depth = 56 km. The temblor was reported at 23:33:18 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 03:33:18 / January 6, 2016 @ 3:33 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 56 km (35 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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