A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 13:45:25 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019083016. Id of event: pr2019083016. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1501 West, latitude 18.8486 North, depth = 89 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 17:45:25 / March 24, 2019 @ 5:45 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-one 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.
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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: 68 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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