A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009j69. Unique identifier: us70009j69. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:25:23 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -64.3819° West, 18.5256° North. Global time and date of event 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 22:25:23 / May 17, 2020 @ 10:25 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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