A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:28:45 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16358003. Event ids that are associated: pr16358003. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 13:28:45 / December 23, 2016 @ 1:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6846° West, 19.0769° North, depth 17 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17 km (11 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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