A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16054001. Unique identifier: pr16054001. The temblor was picked up at 01:44:32 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 05:44:32 / February 23, 2016 @ 5:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2068 West, latitude 18.8925 North, depth = 29 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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