A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.6652° West, latitude 19.1196° North, depth = 47 km. Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 11:47:45 / January 6, 2016 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr16006027. Event ids that are associated: pr16006027. The epicenter was at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:47:45 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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