A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 02:09:50 / April 22, 2017 @ 2:09 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017112001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017112001. Exact location of earthquake, -64.2123° West, 18.6256° North, depth 59 km. The temblor was reported at 02:09:50 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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