A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 17:07:33 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018196009. Id of event: pr2018196009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/18 / 2018-07-15 21:07:33 / July 15, 2018 @ 9:07 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -64.3186° West, 18.7273° North.
Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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