A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 116 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8938 West, latitude 19.4898 North, depth = 87 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:06 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019049011. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19049001, us2000jjs5, pr2019049011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/19 / 2019-02-18 23:38:06 / February 18, 2019 @ 11:38 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87 km (54 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 116 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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