A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/06/17 / 2017-06-10 03:42:47 / June 10, 2017 @ 3:42 am. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:42:47 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017161002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017161002. Exact location of earthquake, -64.2496° West, 18.8791° North, depth 32 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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