A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7457 West, latitude 19.1527 North, depth = 29 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17106016. Unique identifier: pr17106016. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 03:53:21 / April 16, 2017 @ 3:53 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:53:21 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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