A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6585 West, latitude 19.165 North, depth = 72 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17105042. Unique identifier: pr17105042. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 09:05:56 / April 15, 2017 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:05:56 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 72 km (45 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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