A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6526 West, latitude 19.1683 North, depth = 17 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007011. Id of event: pr16007011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 09:00:04 / January 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am. The temblor was detected at 05:00:04 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (51 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, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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