A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:21:03 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 12:21:03 / January 6, 2016 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.5224° West, latitude 18.5067° North, depth = 95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006029. Unique identifier: pr16006029. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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