A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 22:44:10 / June 8, 2017 @ 10:44 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:44:10 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2173 West, latitude 18.6703 North, depth = 26 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017159007. Unique identifier: pr2017159007.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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