A light earthquake with magnitude 4.14 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. Global time and date of event 11/10/19 / 2019-10-11 03:45:46 / October 11, 2019 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT. The 4.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:45:46 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019284000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19284000, us70005tas, pr2019284000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.344 West, latitude 18.3731 North, depth = 128 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km SE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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