A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 23:46:03 / March 31, 2017 @ 11:46 pm. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:46:03 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17090013. Unique identifier: pr17090013. Exact location of earthquake, -64.474° West, 18.6819° North, depth 35 km.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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