A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 21:21:14 / April 6, 2018 @ 9:21 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:21:14 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.65 West, latitude 18.814 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pt18096001. Event ids that are associated: pt18096001.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby 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).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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