A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:21:46 / 7:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.822° West, 18.7918° North, depth 70 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017193005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017193005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 11:21:46 / July 12, 2017 @ 11:21 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 twenty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 46 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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