A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6358 West, latitude 19.1501 North, depth = 52 km. Id of earthquake: pr17105018. Event ids that are associated: pr17105018. The epicenter was at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:53:21 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 05:53:21 / April 15, 2017 @ 5:53 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 81 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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