A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/06/18 / 2018-06-20 02:04:17 / June 20, 2018 @ 2:04 am. The temblor was detected at 22:04:17 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018171004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018171004. Exact location of event, longitude -64.438 West, latitude 18.7958 North, depth = 30 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine 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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