A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 96 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8181 West, latitude 18.9305 North, depth = 96 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019352017. Unique identifier: pr2019352017. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 12:51:13 / December 18, 2019 @ 12:51 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:51:13 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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