A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 04:21:01 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.7718 West, latitude 18.8316 North, depth = 80 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 08:21:01 / January 12, 2018 @ 8:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018012005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018012005.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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