A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 04:54:21 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 08:54:21 / January 16, 2016 @ 8:54 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.2914° West, 18.8244° North, depth 27 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16016008. Id of event: pr16016008.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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