A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -64.7155° West, 18.4763° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018081002. Unique identifier: pr2018081002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 04:52:19 / March 22, 2018 @ 4:52 am. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:52:19 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby 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). Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km WNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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