A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017143005. Unique identifier: pr2017143005. The temblor was picked up at 01:46:27 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3256° West, latitude 18.8601° North, depth = 25 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 05:46:27 / May 23, 2017 @ 5:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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