A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 12:58:08 / March 23, 2017 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17082000. Unique identifier: pr17082000. The temblor was picked up at 08:58:08 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.2194° West, latitude 18.7735° North, depth = 70 km.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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