A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 10:31:56 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.3645 West, latitude 19.0603 North, depth = 24 km. Event id: pr16324009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16324009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 14:31:56 / November 19, 2016 @ 2:31 pm.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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