A minor earthquake magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018071005. Id of event: pr2018071005. The epicenter was at a depth of 86 km (53 miles). The 3.44-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:38:34 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.7323 West, latitude 18.4985 North, depth = 86 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 10:38:34 / March 12, 2018 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 15 km NW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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