A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 02:50:23 / January 7, 2016 @ 2:50 am. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:50:23 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 57 km, -64.6415° West, 19.0935° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007005. Unique identifier: pr16007005.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 74 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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