A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 14:19:35 / April 16, 2017 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr17106077. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17106077. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -64.6763° West, 19.0562° North. The temblor was picked up at 10:19:35 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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