A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 19:44:17 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.5252° West, latitude 18.8314° North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 23:44:17 / February 18, 2017 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr17049007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17049007. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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