A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 02:07:16 / April 4, 2018 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018094001. Unique identifier: pr2018094001. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7265° West, 18.7573° North, depth 17 km. The temblor was reported at 22:07:16 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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