A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:30:39 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.9845° West, latitude 19.0206° North, depth = 88 km. Global time and date of event 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 09:30:39 / April 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018101014. Id of event: pr2018101014.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (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). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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