A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 23:45:46 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.39 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pt19284000, us70005tas. Unique identifier: us70005tas. Exact location of event, depth 137.39 km, -64.3122° West, 18.1812° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/10/19 / 2019-10-11 03:45:46 / October 11, 2019 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT.
Close 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 68 km (42 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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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