A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr16007009. Event ids that are associated: us10004c0r, pr16007009. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:49:09 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:49:09 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.732 West, latitude 19.1317 North, depth = 19 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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