A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 12:36:36 / January 19, 2016 @ 12:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:36:36 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.3042° West, 19.0132° North, depth 65 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16019007. Id of event: pr16019007.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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