A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 06:57:09 / March 15, 2018 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:57:09 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 69 km (43 miles). Event id: pr2018074000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018074000. Exact location, longitude -64.7741° West, latitude 18.6715° North, depth = 69 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Close 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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