A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 00:44:24 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:44 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6729 West, latitude 19.1124 North, depth = 57 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16016001. Unique identifier: pr16016001. The temblor was reported at 20:44:24 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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