A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr16007018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94 km (58 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:10:41 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5416 West, latitude 18.4515 North, depth = 94 km. The temblor was reported at 04:10:41 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 30 km (18 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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