A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018055006. Unique identifier: pr2018055006. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 23:13:56 / February 24, 2018 @ 11:13 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:13:56 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -64.3606° West, 18.9796° North.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 67 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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