A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007008. Id of event: pr16007008. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:39 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:27:39 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:27 am. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.712° West, 19.1574° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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