A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 22:25:23 / May 17, 2020 @ 10:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 18:25:23 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020138003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020138003, us70009j69. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.3633° West, latitude 18.8526° North, depth = 27 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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