A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 80 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.791° West, 19.1275° North, depth 12 km. The temblor was detected at 03:21:22 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: pr16006022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16006022. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 07:21:22 / January 6, 2016 @ 7:21 am.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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