A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:25:28 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 00:25:28 / March 3, 2017 @ 12:25 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17062001. Unique identifier: pr17062001. Exact location of earthquake, -64.678° West, 18.833° North, depth 29 km.
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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