A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.658° West, 18.6003° North, depth 21 km. Unique identifier: pr2017230003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017230003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 04:22:33 / August 18, 2017 @ 4:22 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:22:33 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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