A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:03:23 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6766° West, 19.0908° North, depth 32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 21:03:23 / June 3, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017154012. Id of event: pr2017154012.
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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