A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.6611° West, latitude 19.1117° North, depth = 39 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:40:34 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 03:40:34 / January 6, 2016 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16006008. Id of event: pr16006008.
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). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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