A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.3391° West, 18.7698° North, depth 21 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:29:25 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/06/19 / 2019-06-20 01:29:25 / June 20, 2019 @ 1:29 am. Event id: pr2019171001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019171001.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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