A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr16008011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16008011. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 22:45:26 / January 8, 2016 @ 10:45 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5541° West, 18.9535° North, depth 74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:45:26 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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