A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:02:09 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6808 West, latitude 18.6243 North, depth = 75 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018060001. Id of event: pr2018060001. Global time and date of event 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 07:02:09 / March 1, 2018 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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