A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 00:36:11 / January 9, 2016 @ 12:36 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:36:11 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6203° West, 18.9307° North, depth 74 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009000. Id of event: pr16009000.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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