A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 09:43:21 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.4603° West, latitude 18.8583° North, depth = 36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 13:43:21 / October 16, 2019 @ 1:43 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2019289004. Event ids that are associated: pr2019289004.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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