A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Unique identifier: pr16006001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16006001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 03:48:21 / January 6, 2016 @ 3:48 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:48:21 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6061 West, latitude 19.1707 North, depth = 24 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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