A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 19:56:22 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019253013. Id of event: pr2019253013. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.375 West, latitude 18.5176 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/19 / 2019-09-10 23:56:22 / September 10, 2019 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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