A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was picked up at 03:20:42 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 07:20:42 / March 14, 2018 @ 7:20 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 67 km (42 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018073006. Unique identifier: pr2018073006. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5446° West, 19.0013° North, depth 67 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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