A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 03:14:10 / April 14, 2017 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17104007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104007. The temblor was reported at 23:14:10 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5233 West, latitude 19.124 North, depth = 37 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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