A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3507 West, latitude 18.8645 North, depth = 37 km. The temblor was reported at 17:59:51 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 21:59:51 / March 21, 2017 @ 9:59 pm. Event id: pr17080010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17080010.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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