A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr17064003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17064003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5801 West, latitude 18.9783 North, depth = 26 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:46:51 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 14:46:51 / March 5, 2017 @ 2:46 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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