A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8237° West, 18.9577° North, depth 58 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 05:19:48 / January 7, 2016 @ 5:19 am. The temblor was detected at 01:19:48 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007040. Unique identifier: pr16007040.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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