A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Event id: pr2019179003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019179003. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/06/19 / 2019-06-28 18:47:03 / June 28, 2019 @ 6:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.426° West, 18.9216° North, depth 56 km. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:03 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56 km (35 miles).
Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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