A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 23:28:54 / September 29, 2016 @ 11:28 pm. Unique identifier: pr16273004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16273004. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:28:54 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.4649° West, latitude 19.173° North, depth = 59 km.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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