A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Christiansted in U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:12:00 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019274037. Id of event: pr2019274037. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -64.5051° West, 17.9505° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/19 / 2019-10-01 12:12:00 / October 1, 2019 @ 12:12 pm.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Tortola, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NE of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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