A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6676 West, latitude 18.8061 North, depth = 29 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 21:12:02 / April 21, 2017 @ 9:12 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Event id: pr2017111007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017111007. The temblor was detected at 17:12:02 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 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 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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