A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 04:53:28 / June 17, 2017 @ 4:53 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017168003. Event ids that are associated: pr2017168003. Exact location of event, longitude -64.5941 West, latitude 18.7273 North, depth = 41 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:53:28 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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