A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -64.757° West, latitude 19.1093° North, depth = 39 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16357000. Id of event: pr16357000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 01:35:01 / December 22, 2016 @ 1:35 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:35:01 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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