A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.682 West, latitude 19.1555 North, depth = 26 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009005. Id of event: pr16009005. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:33:50 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 06:33:50 / January 9, 2016 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-three 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.
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