A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019167001. Id of event: pr2019167001. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:45:57 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 01:45:57 / June 16, 2019 @ 1:45 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2153 West, latitude 18.5656 North, depth = 40 km.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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