A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16009023. Unique identifier: pr16009023. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6567° West, 19.1525° North, depth 39 km. The temblor was reported at 18:28:47 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 22:28:47 / January 9, 2016 @ 10:28 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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