A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 11:03:42 / January 7, 2016 @ 11:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16007056. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16007056. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5546 West, latitude 19.0603 North, depth = 53 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:03:42 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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