A minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2019051000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019051000. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:27 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 00:15:27 / February 20, 2019 @ 12:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7053 West, latitude 19.0268 North, depth = 94 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 94 km (58 miles).
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 earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 68 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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