A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:22:50 / 7:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16262010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16262010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 11:22:50 / September 18, 2016 @ 11:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8082° West, 19.0776° North, depth 25 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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