A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017121004. Id of event: pr2017121004. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 23:45:15 / May 1, 2017 @ 11:45 pm. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:45:15 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7751° West, 18.932° North, depth 32 km.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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