A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 01:46:57 / April 17, 2017 @ 1:46 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:46:57 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.8531 West, latitude 19.1354 North, depth = 51 km. Id of earthquake: pr17107006. Event ids that are associated: pr17107006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 83 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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