A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 03:52:31 / April 11, 2018 @ 3:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:52:31 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018101007. Event ids that are associated: pr2018101007. Exact location of event, depth 40 km, -64.537° West, 19.1008° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 76 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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