A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 14:47:48 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019012009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019012009. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6028 West, latitude 18.8398 North, depth = 34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 18:47:48 / January 12, 2019 @ 6:47 pm.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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