A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:35 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 05:04:35 / March 7, 2018 @ 5:04 am. Exact location, longitude -64.3953° West, latitude 18.7546° North, depth = 34 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018066004. Unique identifier: pr2018066004.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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