A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7078° West, 19.1669° North, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 07:35:30 / April 16, 2017 @ 7:35 am. The temblor was detected at 03:35:30 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17106017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106017. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 83 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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