A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18096001, us2000dvsj. Id of event: us2000dvsj. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:21:13 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6579 West, latitude 18.7471 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 21:21:13 / April 6, 2018 @ 9:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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