A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -64.5608° West, 19.0705° North, depth 59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018265012. Unique identifier: pr2018265012. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/18 / 2018-09-22 23:25:55 / September 22, 2018 @ 11:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:25:55 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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