A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7023 West, latitude 19.1539 North, depth = 66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66 km (41 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 08:52:21 / April 15, 2017 @ 8:52 am. The temblor was reported at 04:52:21 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17105043. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17105043.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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