A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Unique identifier: pr16007034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16007034. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6715 West, latitude 19.1324 North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was reported at 21:03:01 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 01:03:01 / January 7, 2016 @ 1:03 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 79 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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