A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 07:15:11 / January 6, 2016 @ 7:15 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:15:11 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.7135 West, latitude 19.024 North, depth = 63 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006021. Unique identifier: pr16006021.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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