A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.5996° West, latitude 18.9689° North, depth = 65 km. Unique identifier: pr16007000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16007000. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:01 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 00:07:01 / January 7, 2016 @ 12:07 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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