A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, longitude -64.7013 West, latitude 18.5271 North, depth = 28 km. Global time and date of event 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 08:36:04 / April 8, 2018 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:36:04 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018098015. Id of event: pr2018098015.
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). Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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