A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -64.4916 West, latitude 18.8258 North, depth = 61 km. Unique identifier: pr2018213002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018213002. The epicenter was at a depth of 61 km (38 miles). The 3.39-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:08:49 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 04:08:49 / August 1, 2018 @ 4:08 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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