A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 08:45:36 / January 6, 2016 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: pr16006023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16006023. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:45:36 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7321° West, 19.1159° North, depth 11 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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