A minor earthquake magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 03:47:21 / August 17, 2017 @ 3:47 am. The temblor was detected at 23:47:21 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -63.9858° West, latitude 18.1275° North, depth = 71 km. Event id: pr2017229003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017229003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71 km (44 miles).
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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