A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:22:41 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr17104058. Event ids that are associated: pr17104058. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:22:41 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.619 West, latitude 19.1676 North, depth = 55 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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