A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.3901° West, latitude 18.816° North, depth = 60 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018223001. Unique identifier: pr2018223001. The temblor was detected at 00:56:09 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/08/18 / 2018-08-11 04:56:09 / August 11, 2018 @ 4:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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