A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location, longitude -64.3073° West, latitude 18.9981° North, depth = 58 km. Unique identifier: pr2019167007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019167007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 19:27:54 / June 16, 2019 @ 7:27 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:27:54 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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