A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:18:35 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018065014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018065014. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 23:18:35 / March 6, 2018 @ 11:18 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3893 West, latitude 18.6146 North, depth = 43 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum 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). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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