A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 41 km, -64.7164° West, 19.1471° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 15:47:49 / March 21, 2017 @ 3:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:47:49 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). Unique identifier: pr17080007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17080007.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-four 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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