A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 14/08/19 / 2019-08-14 02:27:26 / August 14, 2019 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:27:26 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.1178 West, latitude 19 North, depth = 43 km. Unique identifier: pr2019226001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019226001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 83 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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