A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:48:22 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17084004. Event ids that are associated: pr17084004. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5944° West, 18.3279° North, depth 88 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 21:48:22 / March 25, 2017 @ 9:48 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 10 km SSE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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