A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 16:20:42 / January 6, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16006032. Event ids that are associated: pr16006032. The temblor was picked up at 12:20:42 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.6632° West, latitude 19.1595° North, depth = 39 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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