A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.598° West, 19.1539° North, depth 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104000. Id of event: pr17104000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 02:58:43 / April 14, 2017 @ 2:58 am. The temblor was reported at 22:58:43 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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