A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018073007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018073007. Exact location of earthquake, -64.6753° West, 19.083° North, depth 51 km. Global time and date of event 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 07:28:30 / March 14, 2018 @ 7:28 am UTC/GMT. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:28:30 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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