A minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.3586 West, latitude 18.476 North, depth = 37 km. Event id: pr2018079001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018079001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 00:28:37 / March 20, 2018 @ 12:28 am. The temblor was detected at 20:28:37 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 28 km ENE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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