A minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 21:25:52 / March 11, 2018 @ 9:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.5593° West, 19.1473° North. The 3.51-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:25:52 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018070009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018070009.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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