A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.69 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The 3.69-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:10:48 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.3788 West, latitude 18.9976 North, depth = 32 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019359008. Unique identifier: pr2019359008. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 22:10:48 / December 25, 2019 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-two 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.
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