A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Id of earthquake: pr16008003. Event ids that are associated: pr16008003. Exact location, longitude -64.6747° West, latitude 19.1152° North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:46:07 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 07:46:07 / January 8, 2016 @ 7:46 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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