A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 22:47:04 / September 4, 2017 @ 10:47 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017247008. Id of event: pr2017247008. Exact location of earthquake, -64.0586° West, 18.1851° North, depth 87 km. The 3.39-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:47:04 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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