A minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Thursday. The 3.36-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:57:13 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 14:57:13 / September 20, 2018 @ 2:57 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -64.8273 West, latitude 18.7926 North, depth = 132 km. Unique identifier: pr2018263009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018263009. The epicenter was at a depth of 132 km (82 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 47 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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