A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Event id: pr2017196004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017196004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 22:48:40 / July 15, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.0963 West, latitude 18.5023 North, depth = 32 km. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:48:40 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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