A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18074050. Unique identifier: pt18074050. The temblor was picked up at 07:13:23 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.311° West, latitude 19.182° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 11:13:23 / March 15, 2018 @ 11:13 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 90 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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