A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 04:06:39 / April 16, 2017 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr17106004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106004. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.7902° West, latitude 19.138° North, depth = 38 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:06:39 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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