A minor earthquake magnitude 3.89 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020144022. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009p7w, pr2020144022. Exact location, longitude -64.6828° West, latitude 18.7556° North, depth = 22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 21:47:37 / May 23, 2020 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:47:37 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
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 nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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