A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7108° West, 19.0837° North, depth 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:00 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:06:00 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:06 am. Event id: pr16007017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007017. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 74 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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