A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 00:40:25 / December 21, 2019 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:40:25 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019355001. Event ids that are associated: pr2019355001, us70006pc5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.1823 West, latitude 18.7041 North, depth = 42 km.
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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