A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Event id: us2000bkic. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkic. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:59:16 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.57 km (18 miles). Global time and date of event 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 12:59:16 / November 8, 2017 @ 12:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.08 West, latitude 18.197 North, depth = 28.57 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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