A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8625 West, latitude 18.8699 North, depth = 49.95 km. The temblor was reported at 03:49:11 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.95 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:49:11 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004c0r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c0r.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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