A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4223 West, latitude 18.8156 North, depth = 32 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 06:32:33 / August 7, 2017 @ 6:32 am. The temblor was detected at 02:32:33 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2017219005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017219005.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 48 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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