A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4411 West, latitude 18.847 North, depth = 24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017231008. Id of event: pr2017231008. The temblor was picked up at 17:49:20 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 21:49:20 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:49 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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