A minor earthquake magnitude 3.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -64.4841° West, 19.0153° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009m5i, pr2020142000. Unique identifier: pr2020142000. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 00:33:38 / May 21, 2020 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT. The 3.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:33:38 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 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 four, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 40 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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