A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 22:26:17 / March 30, 2018 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2018089009. Event ids that are associated: pr2018089009. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -64.3948° West, 18.6895° North. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:17 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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