A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2018097004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018097004. The temblor was picked up at 21:39:31 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 01:39:31 / April 7, 2018 @ 1:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -64.7768° West, latitude 18.8643° North, depth = 48 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 52 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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