A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:55:10 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:55 am. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -64.6652° West, 19.145° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007014. Unique identifier: pr16007014. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:10 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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