A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) strikes 117 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (73 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.3631° West, 19.4486° North, depth 137 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 02:38:03 / March 12, 2018 @ 2:38 am. Unique identifier: pr2018071000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018071000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137 km (85 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:38:03 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-seven 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. 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: 117 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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