A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4878 West, latitude 18.6245 North, depth = 28 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 22:31:26 / December 21, 2016 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:31:26 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16356002. Id of event: pr16356002.
Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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