A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr16039000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16039000. Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 01:54:56 / February 8, 2016 @ 1:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 36 km, -64.133° West, 18.805° North. The temblor was detected at 21:54:56 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-eight 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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