A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019012007. Id of event: pr2019012007. Exact location of event, depth 87 km, -64.8228° West, 18.995° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 13:13:59 / January 12, 2019 @ 1:13 pm. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:13:59 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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