A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 02:47:51 / April 14, 2017 @ 2:47 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104014. Id of event: pr17104014. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:51 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.5105 West, latitude 19.1825 North, depth = 40 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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