A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006000. Unique identifier: pr16006000. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 03:07:37 / January 6, 2016 @ 3:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.674 West, latitude 19.2087 North, depth = 30 km. The temblor was reported at 23:07:37 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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