A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17315002. Unique identifier: pt17315002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 13:41:26 / November 11, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:41:26 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -64.374° West, 18.581° North, depth 33 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles).
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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