A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 16:38:21 / August 3, 2017 @ 4:38 pm. Unique identifier: pr2017215000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017215000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.481 West, latitude 18.7771 North, depth = 36 km. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:38:21 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36 km (22 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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