A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.663 West, latitude 19.1898 North, depth = 34 km. The temblor was detected at 00:26:14 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 04:26:14 / April 14, 2017 @ 4:26 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104002. Id of event: pr17104002.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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