A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3366 West, latitude 18.6795 North, depth = 62 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:38 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16264010. Event ids that are associated: pr16264010. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 12:46:38 / September 20, 2016 @ 12:46 pm.
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (38 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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