A minor earthquake magnitude 3.64 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -64.0526° West, 18.4531° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 07:50:31 / September 16, 2017 @ 7:50 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:50:31 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017259000. Unique identifier: pr2017259000.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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