A minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 03:41:42 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.346° West, latitude 18.8621° North, depth = 36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018242005. Unique identifier: pr2018242005. The epicenter was at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 07:41:42 / August 30, 2018 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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