A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 71 km (44 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:50:55 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019303016. Id of event: pr2019303016. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6496 West, latitude 19.0455 North, depth = 71 km. Global time and date of event 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 18:50:55 / October 30, 2019 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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