A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:50 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 171 km (106 miles). Exact location, longitude -63.9748° West, latitude 18.4563° North, depth = 171 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 19:38:50 / May 31, 2016 @ 7:38 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16152005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16152005.
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 67 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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