A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006025. Unique identifier: pr16006025. Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 11:41:54 / January 6, 2016 @ 11:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.6735° West, latitude 19.1578° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:41:54 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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