A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Unique identifier: pr16016004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16016004. The temblor was picked up at 20:52:46 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 00:52:46 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 37 km, -64.3058° West, 18.8971° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days five hundred and three 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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