A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -64.402° West, 18.8575° North. Global time and date of event 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 23:29:37 / November 17, 2016 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:29:37 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16322015. Unique identifier: pr16322015.
Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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