A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3004 West, latitude 18.9249 North, depth = 43 km. Unique identifier: pr17046006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17046006. The temblor was detected at 08:09:57 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 12:09:57 / February 15, 2017 @ 12:09 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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