A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr16007031. Event ids that are associated: pr16007031. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 09:58:37 / January 7, 2016 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7045 West, latitude 19.1215 North, depth = 36 km. The temblor was detected at 05:58:37 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 36 km (22 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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