A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. Exact location of event, depth 99 km, -64.377° West, 19.0296° North. The temblor was detected at 20:57:51 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017243003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017243003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 20:57:51 / August 31, 2017 @ 8:57 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99 km (62 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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