A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.6401° West, latitude 18.8038° North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 23:59:13 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:59 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2017189021. Event ids that are associated: pr2017189021. The temblor was picked up at 19:59:13 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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