A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006007. Unique identifier: pr16006007. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:24:30 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.3451° West, 19.009° North, depth 56 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 03:24:30 / January 6, 2016 @ 3:24 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight 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.
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