A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:33:02 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -64.2951° West, 18.9236° North, depth 17 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019235008. Event ids that are associated: pt19235050, us700057pq, pr2019235008. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 21:33:02 / August 23, 2019 @ 9:33 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 84 km (52 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 46 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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