A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:31:34 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6983° West, latitude 19.0776° North, depth = 57 km. Global time and date of event 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 22:31:34 / January 5, 2016 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16005013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16005013.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close 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.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 73 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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