A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 04:31:51 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16353002. Id of event: pr16353002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 08:31:51 / December 18, 2016 @ 8:31 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.251 West, latitude 18.9139 North, depth = 29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 eight, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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