A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17110001. Unique identifier: pr17110001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5412 West, latitude 19.0737 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 05:02:08 / April 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:02:08 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 73 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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