A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Sunday. Id of earthquake: pr2018217004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018217004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/18 / 2018-08-05 10:59:39 / August 5, 2018 @ 10:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.8011 West, latitude 18.8148 North, depth = 119 km. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:59:39 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 119 km (74 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay. Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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