A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 01:26:05 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.5435 West, latitude 19.1026 North, depth = 47 km. Id of earthquake: pr16007041. Event ids that are associated: pr16007041. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 05:26:05 / January 7, 2016 @ 5:26 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47 km (29 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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