A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:48:08 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:48 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6774 West, latitude 18.9662 North, depth = 37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:48:08 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007027. Id of event: pr16007027.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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