A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 07:33:42 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 11:33:42 / June 20, 2017 @ 11:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017171008. Unique identifier: pr2017171008. Exact location of event, depth 114 km, -64.5955° West, 18.2773° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114 km (71 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km S of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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