A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018266001. Id of event: pr2018266001. Global time and date of event 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 02:48:51 / September 23, 2018 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:48:51 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -64.543 West, latitude 18.9058 North, depth = 30 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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