A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location, longitude -64.8054° West, latitude 19.0213° North, depth = 42.76 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17149001, us10008w3g. Unique identifier: us10008w3g. Global time and date of event 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 17:35:02 / May 29, 2017 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:35:02 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.76 km (27 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (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). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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