A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 08:02:28 / April 14, 2017 @ 8:02 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:02:28 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17104033. Event ids that are associated: pr17104033. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.919° West, 19.104° North, depth 11 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 82 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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