A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/06/19 / 2019-06-12 05:56:44 / June 12, 2019 @ 5:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7266 West, latitude 19.0323 North, depth = 17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Event id: pr2019163002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019163002. The temblor was picked up at 01:56:44 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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