A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7895 West, latitude 19.1025 North, depth = 33 km. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:39:41 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017112007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017112007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 06:39:41 / April 22, 2017 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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