A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Unique identifier: pr2019066009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019066009. The temblor was reported at 10:04:46 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/19 / 2019-03-07 14:04:46 / March 7, 2019 @ 2:04 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4961 West, latitude 18.679 North, depth = 86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86 km (53 miles).
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 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). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven 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 quakes in the world each year.
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