A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:23:46 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 18:23:46 / November 22, 2016 @ 6:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1713 West, latitude 18.7959 North, depth = 67 km. Unique identifier: pr16327006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16327006.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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