A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Global time and date of event 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 08:26:40 / January 20, 2018 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018020004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018020004. The temblor was detected at 04:26:40 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.3381° West, latitude 18.6703° North, depth = 63 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries, 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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