A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:10:02 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16094004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16094004. Exact location of event, depth 23 km, -64.5483° West, 19.096° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 12:10:02 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:10 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 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 two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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