A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3525 West, latitude 18.801 North, depth = 39 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018105001. Id of event: pr2018105001. The temblor was picked up at 00:35:24 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 04:35:24 / April 15, 2018 @ 4:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39 km (24 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 50 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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