A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:33:10 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17050001. Unique identifier: pr17050001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 02:33:10 / February 19, 2017 @ 2:33 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8021 West, latitude 18.5669 North, depth = 15 km.
Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
How would you describe the shaking?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km NW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.