A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 21:55:45 / January 7, 2016 @ 9:55 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:45 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.2624 West, latitude 18.9162 North, depth = 64 km. Id of earthquake: pr16007075. Event ids that are associated: pr16007075.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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