A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 14:55:44 / August 7, 2017 @ 2:55 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:55:44 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017219011. Unique identifier: pr2017219011. Exact location of event, longitude -64.1601 West, latitude 18.8755 North, depth = 28 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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