A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 07:20:11 / March 19, 2018 @ 7:20 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018078004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018078004. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6211 West, latitude 19.0033 North, depth = 79 km. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:20:11 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 64 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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