A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 03:19:11 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019167002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019167002. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 07:19:11 / June 16, 2019 @ 7:19 am. Exact location, longitude -64.5546° West, latitude 19.0285° North, depth = 41 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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