A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 56 km, -64.6524° West, 18.9974° North. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:32:53 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16007023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16007023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:32:53 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:32 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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