A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 08:49:48 / May 11, 2017 @ 8:49 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.4345 West, latitude 19.0501 North, depth = 37 km. The temblor was reported at 04:49:48 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017131005. Id of event: pr2017131005.
The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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