A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:11:39 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16112003. Id of event: pr16112003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2918 West, latitude 18.9281 North, depth = 24 km. Global time and date of event 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 13:11:39 / April 21, 2016 @ 1:11 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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