A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 21:32:58 / August 23, 2019 @ 9:32 pm. Id of earthquake: pt19235050. Event ids that are associated: pt19235050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.268° West, 19.006° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:32:58 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 93 km (58 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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