A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (52 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 09:32:44 / January 15, 2016 @ 9:32 am. Exact location of event, depth 41 km, -64.7246° West, 19.1644° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16015005. Id of event: pr16015005. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:32:44 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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