A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 09:43:16 / March 28, 2018 @ 9:43 am. Unique identifier: pr2018087000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018087000, us1000da2b. Exact location of earthquake, -64.897° West, 19.0285° North, depth 41 km. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:43:16 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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