A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Event id: pr16006024. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16006024. Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -64.6745° West, 19.1336° North. The temblor was reported at 07:02:39 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 11:02:39 / January 6, 2016 @ 11:02 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39 km (24 miles).
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). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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