A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.5558° West, latitude 18.7338° North, depth = 54 km. The temblor was reported at 05:36:30 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 09:36:30 / March 21, 2017 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr17080003. Event ids that are associated: pr17080003.
The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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