A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.1046° West, 18.216° North, depth 59 km. Event id: pr2019076012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019076012. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:05:29 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 18:05:29 / March 17, 2019 @ 6:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles).
Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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