A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.05° West, 18.7082° North, depth 41 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16054000. Id of event: pr16054000. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 05:22:21 / February 23, 2016 @ 5:22 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:22:21 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 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/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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