A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.596 West, latitude 18.6145 North, depth = 66 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 16:39:27 / September 12, 2016 @ 4:39 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16256010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16256010. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:39:27 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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