A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019156001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019156001. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/06/19 / 2019-06-05 01:10:31 / June 5, 2019 @ 1:10 am. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:10:31 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3791 West, latitude 18.7956 North, depth = 37 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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