A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/19 / 2019-02-19 00:23:57 / February 19, 2019 @ 12:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.4433° West, latitude 19.0591° North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was detected at 20:23:57 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019050001. Unique identifier: pr2019050001.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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