A minor earthquake magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 00:21:42 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017170002. Id of event: pr2017170002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 04:21:42 / June 19, 2017 @ 4:21 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3276 West, latitude 18.7361 North, depth = 51 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 46 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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