A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 09:40:18 / April 14, 2017 @ 9:40 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17104024. Unique identifier: pr17104024. The temblor was picked up at 05:40:18 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.6412° West, latitude 19.0708° North, depth = 77 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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