A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 11:26:35 / May 20, 2016 @ 11:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4996 West, latitude 18.9745 North, depth = 27 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:26:35 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16141010. Id of event: pr16141010.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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