A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). Unique identifier: pr16007033. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16007033. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6307° West, 19.1338° North, depth 52 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:08:45 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 10:08:45 / January 7, 2016 @ 10:08 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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