A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7675 West, latitude 18.8292 North, depth = 109 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:50:11 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 05:50:11 / February 25, 2017 @ 5:50 am. Event id: pr17056018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17056018. The epicenter was at a depth of 109 km (68 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 48 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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