A minor earthquake magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 19:11:19 / August 19, 2018 @ 7:11 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:11:19 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018231010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018231010. Exact location of earthquake, -64.287° West, 18.5776° North, depth 46 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles).
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
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 one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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