A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 06:09:42 / April 7, 2018 @ 6:09 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.7408° West, latitude 18.909° North, depth = 30 km. The temblor was reported at 02:09:42 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018097010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018097010, us2000dvyl.
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 57 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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