A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 10:04:41 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17059004. Event ids that are associated: pr17059004. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 14:04:41 / February 28, 2017 @ 2:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 109 km, -64.7419° West, 19.1007° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 109 km (68 miles).
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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