Latest earthquakes near British Virgin Islands today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country British Virgin Islands, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in British Virgin Islands? If an earthquake is happening right now near British Virgin Islands, it will show up within minutes.

All earthquakes Any magnitude
Major only Magnitude 4+
Custom  
In 1 sec.
Earthquakes appear here a few minutes after occurring.
List of latest earthquakes near British Virgin Islands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2024 23:17
(Tortola)
M 2.3 240 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 16, 2024 03:27
(Tortola)
M 2.5 245 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 16, 2024 00:06
(Tortola)
M 2.3 238 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 23:42
(Tortola)
M 2.7 249 km W
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 17:22
(Tortola)
M 3.4 85 km N
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 16:57
(Tortola)
M 3.8 88 km N
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 08:59
(Tortola)
M 3.8 90 km N
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 05:22
(Tortola)
M 2.5 263 km W
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 03:02
(Tortola)
M 3.7 60 km NNE
from Road Town
Apr 15, 2024 02:18
(Tortola)
M 2.4 268 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 14, 2024 22:53
(Tortola)
M 2.3 240 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 14, 2024 19:55
(Tortola)
M 2.3 245 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 14, 2024 15:58
(Tortola)
M 3.7 105 km NNW
from Road Town
Apr 14, 2024 15:43
(Tortola)
M 3.6 108 km NNW
from Road Town
Apr 14, 2024 13:42
(Tortola)
M 2.6 251 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 14, 2024 00:05
(Tortola)
M 2.2 247 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 13, 2024 07:17
(Tortola)
M 2.6 240 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 13, 2024 04:59
(Tortola)
M 3.6 99 km WNW
from Road Town
Apr 13, 2024 03:01
(Tortola)
M 3.6 188 km NW
from Road Town
Apr 12, 2024 20:26
(Tortola)
M 2.1 237 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 12, 2024 11:14
(Tortola)
M 2.6 124 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 12, 2024 05:29
(Tortola)
M 2.7 239 km W
from Road Town
Apr 12, 2024 00:23
(Tortola)
M 2.3 248 km WSW
from Road Town
Apr 12, 2024 00:01
(Tortola)
M 2.1 261 km W
from Road Town
Apr 11, 2024 21:26
(Tortola)
M 2.5 158 km WSW
from Road Town

Map of Latest Earthquakes near British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
43 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.3
Apr 16, 2024 23:17

Average

A total of 431 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of British Virgin Islands in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 43 earthquakes per year, or 3 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near British Virgin Islands roughly every 8 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near British Virgin Islands in 2020. A total of 133 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of British Virgin Islands that year. The strongest had a 6.4 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of British Virgin Islands with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of British Virgin Islands in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near British Virgin Islands during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near British Virgin Islands (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 404 93.74%
Mag. 5 25 5.8%
Mag. 6 2 0.46%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near British Virgin Islands

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.4
On Jan 7, 2020 04:24.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Jul 29, 1943 00:02.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near British Virgin Islands occurred on Jan 7, 2020 04:24 local time (America/Tortola timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck 241 kilometers (150 mi) west-southwest of Road Town, at a depth of 9 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near British Virgin Islands in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Jul 29, 1943 00:02, 268 kilometers (167 mi) west-southwest of Road Town. It is the strongest earthquake near British Virgin Islands in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near British Virgin Islands in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from British Virgin Islands.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
Custom
List of strongest earthquakes near British Virgin Islands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 7, 2020 04:24
(Tortola)
M 6.4 241 km WSW
from Road Town
Sep 23, 2019 23:23
(Tortola)
M 6.0 288 km WNW
from Road Town
Jan 11, 2020 08:54
(Tortola)
M 5.9 241 km WSW
from Road Town
Jan 6, 2020 06:32
(Tortola)
M 5.8 240 km WSW
from Road Town
Dec 9, 2023 10:27
(Tortola)
M 5.7 56 km NNE
from Road Town
Jan 7, 2020 04:34
(Tortola)
M 5.6 230 km WSW
from Road Town
Jan 7, 2020 07:18
(Tortola)
M 5.6 232 km WSW
from Road Town
May 8, 2022 09:32
(Tortola)
M 5.5 67 km NNE
from Road Town
Jan 24, 2021 19:21
(Tortola)
M 5.4 61 km ESE
from Road Town
May 2, 2020 07:13
(Tortola)
M 5.4 229 km WSW
from Road Town

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near British Virgin Islands

Earthquakes by region of British Virgin Islands

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in British Virgin Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near British Virgin Islands.

When was the last earthquake in British Virgin Islands?

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near British Virgin Islands on the evening of April 16, 2024 at 23:17 local time (America/Tortola). The center of this earthquake was located 240km west-southwest of Road Town at a depth of 18km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near British Virgin Islands in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near British Virgin Islands?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near British Virgin Islands on the night of July 29, 1943 at 00:02 local time (America/Tortola). The center of this earthquake was located 268km west of Road Town at a depth of 15km under water in the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near British Virgin Islands since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near British Virgin Islands?

In the past 10 years, 431 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from British Virgin Islands. This averages to 43 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 8 days.