A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:59:57 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 66 km (41 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 00:59:57 / April 9, 2018 @ 12:59 am. Exact location, longitude -64.7296° West, latitude 18.638° North, depth = 66 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018099001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018099001.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. 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). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 27 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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