A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7583° West, 18.3614° North, depth 8 km. Id of earthquake: pr17035000. Event ids that are associated: pr17035000. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:48:32 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 00:48:32 / February 4, 2017 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabel Segunda, Saint Croix, Culebra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km WSW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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