A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 04:58:13 / March 15, 2017 @ 4:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, -64.435° West, 18.8869° North, depth 25 km. Event id: pr17074002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17074002. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:58:13 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 55 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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