A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007007. Unique identifier: pr16007007. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7113° West, 19.1541° North, depth 24 km. The temblor was reported at 03:03:06 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:03:06 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:03 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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