A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 00:47:25 / March 4, 2018 @ 12:47 am. Exact location of event, depth 100 km, -64.3578° West, 18.4053° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018063001. Unique identifier: pr2018063001. The temblor was picked up at 20:47:25 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 27 km E of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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