A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr17106039. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106039. Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 11:15:06 / April 16, 2017 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:06 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.5641° West, latitude 19.1872° North, depth = 41 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 85 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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