A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 03:12:46 / January 7, 2016 @ 3:12 am. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:12:46 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007025. Unique identifier: pr16007025. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6778° West, 19.1131° North, depth 45 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-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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