A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Event id: pr2019349010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019349010. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 14:13:25 / December 15, 2019 @ 2:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -65.1561° West, latitude 18.9073° North, depth = 26 km. The temblor was detected at 10:13:25 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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