A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 11:17:36 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 15:17:36 / May 24, 2017 @ 3:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017144017. Event ids that are associated: pr2017144017. Exact location of earthquake, -64.8451° West, 18.9193° North, depth 77 km.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 60 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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