A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019274015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019274015. Exact location, longitude -64.633° West, latitude 18.2686° North, depth = 50 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/19 / 2019-10-01 08:17:05 / October 1, 2019 @ 8:17 am. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:17:05 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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