A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/19 / 2019-01-22 00:04:51 / January 22, 2019 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:04:51 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019022000. Id of event: pr2019022000. Exact location of earthquake, -64.7083° West, 18.8193° North, depth 41 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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