A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.2946° West, latitude 18.6742° North, depth = 44 km. Global time and date of event 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 04:44:45 / March 10, 2017 @ 4:44 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 44 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:44:45 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17069001. Unique identifier: pr17069001.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 44 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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