A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was reported at 06:13:06 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 126 km (78 miles). Event id: pr2018012006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018012006. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 10:13:06 / January 12, 2018 @ 10:13 am. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8705 West, latitude 18.798 North, depth = 126 km.
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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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