A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:03:56 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16017009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16017009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 19:03:56 / January 17, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.5211° West, 19.1352° North, depth 47 km.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days six hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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