A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 14:54:25 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7841 West, latitude 19.1194 North, depth = 55 km. Id of earthquake: pr16358005. Event ids that are associated: pr16358005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:25 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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