A minor earthquake magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Unique identifier: pr2019180008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019180008. Exact location, longitude -64.3738° West, latitude 18.85° North, depth = 22 km. The temblor was reported at 17:28:04 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/06/19 / 2019-06-29 21:28:04 / June 29, 2019 @ 9:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 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/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 54 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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