A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17076007. Unique identifier: pr17076007. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 21:43:24 / March 17, 2017 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:43:24 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2957 West, latitude 18.9489 North, depth = 40 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 67 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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