A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019169008. Unique identifier: pr2019169008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -64.3838° West, latitude 18.7863° North, depth = 109 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 11:27:25 / June 18, 2019 @ 11:27 am. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:27:25 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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