A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 19:31:53 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:31:53 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16007072. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007072. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4599 West, latitude 19.0641 North, depth = 55 km.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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