A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 09:35:08 / December 27, 2019 @ 9:35 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4221 West, latitude 18.7896 North, depth = 40 km. Event id: pr2019361011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019361011. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:35:08 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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