A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 15:17:31 / February 14, 2017 @ 3:17 pm. Id of earthquake: pr17045005. Event ids that are associated: pr17045005. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6408 West, latitude 19.0685 North, depth = 39 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:17:31 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 72 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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