A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:28:50 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16007020. Unique identifier: pr16007020. Exact location, longitude -64.6389° West, latitude 19.0827° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:28:50 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 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-two, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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