A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 18:55:59 / April 8, 2017 @ 6:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2925 West, latitude 18.7724 North, depth = 26 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17098006. Unique identifier: pr17098006. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:55:59 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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