A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 29/05/18 / 2018-05-29 05:04:33 / May 29, 2018 @ 5:04 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2018149001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018149001. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4711 West, latitude 18.7785 North, depth = 45 km. The 3.07-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:04:33 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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