A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017143015. Event ids that are associated: pr2017143015. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1276 West, latitude 18.84 North, depth = 7 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:17:50 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 17:17:50 / May 23, 2017 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 69 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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