A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6205 West, latitude 18.8135 North, depth = 29 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2018099000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018099000. The temblor was detected at 20:23:23 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 00:23:23 / April 9, 2018 @ 12:23 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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