A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:58:46 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16055003. Id of event: pr16055003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.7792° West, latitude 19.1506° North, depth = 52 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 15:58:46 / February 24, 2016 @ 3:58 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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