A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 00:31:22 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.886° West, latitude 18.9377° North, depth = 30 km. Event id: pr17099002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17099002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 04:31:22 / April 9, 2017 @ 4:31 am.
Close 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 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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