A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017194005. Unique identifier: pr2017194005. The temblor was detected at 19:23:35 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6656° West, 18.2738° North, depth 21 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 23:23:35 / July 13, 2017 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Culebra, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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