A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.039 West, latitude 18.5125 North, depth = 56 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56 km (35 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:16:19 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16032007. Event ids that are associated: pr16032007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 17:16:19 / February 1, 2016 @ 5:16 pm.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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