A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr17105019. Event ids that are associated: pr17105019. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:01:08 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 69 km, -64.6481° West, 19.0445° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 05:01:08 / April 15, 2017 @ 5:01 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 69 km (43 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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