A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.3252° West, 18.7289° North, depth 46.75 km. Id of earthquake: us700057pq. Event ids that are associated: pt19235050, us700057pq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.75 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 21:33:02 / August 23, 2019 @ 9:33 pm. The temblor was reported 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 was 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 46 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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