A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5815 West, latitude 19.1608 North, depth = 47 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:28:46 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 04:28:46 / January 6, 2016 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16006013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16006013.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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