A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 16:25:13 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018065011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018065011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4896 West, latitude 18.5056 North, depth = 73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 20:25:13 / March 6, 2018 @ 8:25 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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