A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (70 miles) on Sunday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:02:16 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.596 West, latitude 19.429 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19280050. Id of event: pt19280050. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 01:02:16 / October 7, 2019 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 112 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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