A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17076006. Unique identifier: pr17076006. Exact location, longitude -64.2926° West, latitude 18.7542° North, depth = 30 km. The temblor was detected at 17:09:23 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 21:09:23 / March 17, 2017 @ 9:09 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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