A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 02:26:56 / August 15, 2019 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6553 West, latitude 18.3263 North, depth = 146 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 146 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:26:56 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019227000. Event ids that are associated: pr2019227000.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SSW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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