A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 03:43:40 / July 23, 2017 @ 3:43 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2017204008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017204008. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:40 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7583° West, 19.1008° North, depth 58 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 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 five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 77 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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