A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 04:15:29 / February 25, 2017 @ 4:15 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:15:29 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6552 West, latitude 19.135 North, depth = 56 km. Id of earthquake: pr17056000. Event ids that are associated: pr17056000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-six 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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