A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 01:25:26 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17106009. Event ids that are associated: pr17106009. Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 05:25:26 / April 16, 2017 @ 5:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7239° West, 19.1886° North, depth 24 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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