A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 81 km (50 miles). Global time and date of event 14/08/19 / 2019-08-14 17:32:53 / August 14, 2019 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:32:53 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019226003. Unique identifier: pr2019226003. Exact location, longitude -64.2628° West, latitude 18.984° North, depth = 81 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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