A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:37:24 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3141 West, latitude 18.7608 North, depth = 36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/06/17 / 2017-06-11 03:37:24 / June 11, 2017 @ 3:37 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017162002. Id of event: pr2017162002.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close 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 three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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