A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:04:15 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/10/19 / 2019-10-04 00:04:15 / October 4, 2019 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.7526° West, latitude 18.9123° North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019277000. Event ids that are associated: pr2019277000.
The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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