A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 21:48:57 / July 7, 2017 @ 9:48 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2017188019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017188019. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.9328° West, latitude 19.0105° North, depth = 37 km. The temblor was reported at 17:48:57 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (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 event was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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