A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr17099005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17099005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 07:33:17 / April 9, 2017 @ 7:33 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7225 West, latitude 19.0363 North, depth = 47 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:33:17 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter).
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. Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 69 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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