A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 04:43:51 / April 14, 2017 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7068 West, latitude 19.0599 North, depth = 63 km. Unique identifier: pr17104011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17104011. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:51 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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