A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:26:47 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.2565° West, 18.837° North, depth 30 km. Unique identifier: pr17071016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17071016. Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 22:26:47 / March 12, 2017 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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