A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 09:25:26 / November 29, 2016 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16334007. Unique identifier: pr16334007. Exact location, longitude -64.7289° West, latitude 19.0305° North, depth = 87 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:25:26 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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