A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 13:43:08 / May 25, 2016 @ 1:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:43:08 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16146027. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16146027. Exact location, longitude -64.6455° West, latitude 19.0753° North, depth = 62 km.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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