A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 13:35:59 / January 7, 2016 @ 1:35 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:35:59 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.566° West, 19.1165° North, depth 42 km. Event id: pr16007061. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007061.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-five 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 77 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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