A minor earthquake magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4373 West, latitude 18.686 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:26:40 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 22:26:40 / December 7, 2019 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019341014. Id of event: pr2019341014.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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