A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Event id: pr2017145041. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017145041. Global time and date of event 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 15:51:08 / May 25, 2017 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:51:08 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.2615 West, latitude 18.6385 North, depth = 49 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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