A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 03:36:41 / February 25, 2017 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:36:41 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4105 West, latitude 19.03 North, depth = 36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17056007. Unique identifier: pr17056007.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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