A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2017169001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017169001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 01:02:46 / June 18, 2017 @ 1:02 am. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:02:46 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.4113° West, 18.7165° North, depth 58 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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