A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr16007044. Event ids that are associated: pr16007044. Exact location of event, depth 36 km, -64.672° West, 19.0919° North. The temblor was detected at 02:31:59 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 06:31:59 / January 7, 2016 @ 6:31 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36 km (22 miles).
Earthquake 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. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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