A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 23:52:33 / January 7, 2016 @ 11:52 pm. Event id: pr16007067. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16007067. Exact location of event, depth 46 km, -64.5998° West, 19.1791° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:52:33 / 7:52 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 84 km (52 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.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 84 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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