A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected 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 04:30:27 / January 6, 2016 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -64.6576° West, 19.125° North. Unique identifier: pr16006014. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16006014. The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:30:27 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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