A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:24:26 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.7798° West, 18.8466° North, depth 51 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 01:24:26 / April 7, 2018 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018097003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018097003.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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