A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:31:35 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 06:31:35 / November 19, 2016 @ 6:31 am. Exact location of event, depth 130 km, -64.2667° West, 18.1907° North. Id of earthquake: pr16324004. Event ids that are associated: pr16324004.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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