A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Id of earthquake: pr2019356046. Event ids that are associated: pr2019356046. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:14:03 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 18:14:03 / December 22, 2019 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 23 km, -64.3786° West, 18.7925° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Close 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 nine, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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