A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 20:32:30 / October 22, 2019 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.2815 West, latitude 18.5095 North, depth = 102 km. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:32:30 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019295016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019295016.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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