A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 00:52:34 / March 11, 2017 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2949 West, latitude 18.7833 North, depth = 49 km. Unique identifier: pr17070001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17070001. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:52:34 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 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 three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 52 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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