A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 08:41:29 / April 16, 2017 @ 8:41 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:41:29 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17106052. Event ids that are associated: pr17106052. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8065 West, latitude 19.0555 North, depth = 41 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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