A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 19:20:54 / March 16, 2017 @ 7:20 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr17075004. Event ids that are associated: pr17075004. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:54 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5419 West, latitude 18.8083 North, depth = 30 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 44 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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