A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017247009. Id of event: pr2017247009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 23:54:46 / September 4, 2017 @ 11:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:54:46 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.2743 West, latitude 18.744 North, depth = 25 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 51 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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