A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 23:12:14 / December 18, 2019 @ 11:12 pm. Exact location of event, depth 32 km, -64.2785° West, 18.609° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019352028. Unique identifier: pr2019352028. The temblor was detected at 19:12:14 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter).
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 Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and nineteen 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.
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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: 41 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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