A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96 km (60 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 13:43:38 / March 1, 2018 @ 1:43 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2018060003. Event ids that are associated: pr2018060003, us2000d9r4. The temblor was picked up at 09:43:38 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.6836° West, 18.7226° North, depth 96 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 80 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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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