A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2017315001. Event ids that are associated: us2000bm0s, pr2017315001, pt17315002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 13:41:26 / November 11, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:26 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3475° West, latitude 18.8263° North, depth = 27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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