A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:14:06 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 04:14:06 / April 16, 2017 @ 4:14 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr17106007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17106007. Exact location, longitude -64.684° West, latitude 19.1233° North, depth = 48 km.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 78 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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