A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:59:39 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 20:59:39 / January 5, 2016 @ 8:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.5836° West, latitude 19.1291° North, depth = 54 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16005012. Unique identifier: pr16005012.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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