A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2017197001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017197001. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 01:42:52 / July 16, 2017 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -64.6768° West, 18.1108° North. The temblor was reported at 21:42:52 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Saint Croix, Tortola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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