A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 22:05:52 / January 9, 2016 @ 10:05 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16009022. Unique identifier: pr16009022. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6201 West, latitude 18.8722 North, depth = 78 km. The temblor was reported at 18:05:52 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-three 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.
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