A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 08:11:38 / July 14, 2017 @ 8:11 am. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:11:38 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017195009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017195009. Exact location of earthquake, -64.2973° West, 18.7326° North, depth 8 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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