A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 04:23:26 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 08:23:26 / March 8, 2018 @ 8:23 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018067008. Id of event: pr2018067008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8018 West, latitude 18.9121 North, depth = 77 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
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 four, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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