A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:27:39 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -64.6296° West, 19.051° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16020006. Id of event: pr16020006. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 22:27:39 / January 20, 2016 @ 10:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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