A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 113 km, -64.5146° West, 18.1608° North. The temblor was picked up at 05:10:07 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 09:10:07 / April 15, 2017 @ 9:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113 km (70 miles). Event id: pr17105047. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17105047.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 30 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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