A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 23:37:41 / May 17, 2016 @ 11:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 3 km, -64.2827° West, 18.9592° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16138008. Id of event: pr16138008. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:37:41 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 69 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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