A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location, longitude -64.7591° West, latitude 18.6112° North, depth = 23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:30:59 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 11:30:59 / March 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr17076005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17076005.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km NW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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