A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/19 / 2019-07-12 05:17:06 / July 12, 2019 @ 5:17 am. Exact location of event, depth 33 km, -64.3636° West, 18.8408° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:17:06 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019193000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019193000.
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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.
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 four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and five 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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