A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 04:14:00 / January 6, 2016 @ 4:14 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:14:00 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16006012. Unique identifier: pr16006012. Exact location, longitude -64.67° West, latitude 19.1478° North, depth = 39 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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