A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (50 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -64.6784° West, latitude 19.1509° North, depth = 46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 03:47:44 / January 7, 2016 @ 3:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:47:44 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16007035. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007035.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days six hundred and eleven 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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