A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 05:04:44 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 09:04:44 / January 7, 2016 @ 9:04 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr16007029. Event ids that are associated: pr16007029. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5651° West, 19.0683° North, depth 39 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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