A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17106056. Event ids that are associated: pr17106056. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 09:34:09 / April 16, 2017 @ 9:34 am. The temblor was detected at 05:34:09 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.708 West, latitude 19.0088 North, depth = 73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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