A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 13:41:24 / November 11, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bm0s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bm0s, pt17315002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.7 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:24 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.3712° West, latitude 18.7296° North, depth = 15.7 km.
Close 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). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 43 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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