A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017207002. Unique identifier: pr2017207002. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:14 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.432° West, latitude 18.8446° North, depth = 43 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 06:34:14 / July 26, 2017 @ 6:34 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 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.
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 one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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