A minor earthquake magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2020124023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020124023. The temblor was picked up at 21:43:12 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 01:43:12 / May 3, 2020 @ 1:43 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -64.3231° West, 18.9978° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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