A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 14:19:52 / January 6, 2016 @ 2:19 pm. Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -64.613° West, 19.0757° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:19:52 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006030. Unique identifier: pr16006030.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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