A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007022. Unique identifier: pr16007022. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.717° West, 19.1338° North, depth 24 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:59:08 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 12:59:08 / January 7, 2016 @ 12:59 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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