A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Event id: pr2017198012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017198012. The temblor was picked up at 05:29:20 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 09:29:20 / July 17, 2017 @ 9:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3785 West, latitude 18.8305 North, depth = 9 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 52 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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