A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:03:17 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16354007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16354007. Exact location, longitude -64.2498° West, latitude 18.8432° North, depth = 40 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 22:03:17 / December 19, 2016 @ 10:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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