A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6224 West, latitude 19.041 North, depth = 65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Event id: pr16007028. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007028. The temblor was detected at 04:51:48 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:51:48 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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