A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 10:12:23 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16014008. Event ids that are associated: pr16014008. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 14:12:23 / January 14, 2016 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 64 km, -64.6638° West, 19.0431° North.
The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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