A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3178 West, latitude 18.8362 North, depth = 9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16018002. Unique identifier: pr16018002. Global time and date of event 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 14:40:27 / January 18, 2016 @ 2:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:40:27 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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