A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6436 West, latitude 18.9104 North, depth = 15 km. The temblor was reported at 06:17:39 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 10:17:39 / January 25, 2016 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16025001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16025001.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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