A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017197010. Id of event: pr2017197010. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2721 West, latitude 19.0736 North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:48:27 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 20:48:27 / July 16, 2017 @ 8:48 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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