A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 31 km, -64.781° West, 19.0842° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 05:33:55 / April 15, 2017 @ 5:33 am. The temblor was picked up at 01:33:55 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17105024. Event ids that are associated: pr17105024.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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