A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019348004. Id of event: pr2019348004. Exact location of event, depth 64 km, -64.839° West, 18.8928° North. The temblor was detected at 06:14:57 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 10:14:57 / December 14, 2019 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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