A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 05:34:00 / April 16, 2017 @ 5:34 am. The temblor was detected at 01:34:00 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 91 km, -64.596° West, 19.0321° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91 km (57 miles). Unique identifier: pr17106010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17106010.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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