A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/10/19 / 2019-10-28 05:07:39 / October 28, 2019 @ 5:07 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2019301008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019301008. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:07:39 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.2651° West, latitude 18.7391° North, depth = 50 km.
The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). 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 Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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