A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018261024. Unique identifier: pr2018261024. The 3.39-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:18:26 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 67 km, -64.8246° West, 19.0475° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 16:18:26 / September 18, 2018 @ 4:18 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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