A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 41.59 km, -64.8261° West, 19.1053° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20009zvz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17204050, us20009zvz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 00:18:03 / July 23, 2017 @ 12:18 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:18:03 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.59 km (26 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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