A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.4995 West, latitude 18.7853 North, depth = 58 km. Event id: pr2018266002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018266002. Global time and date of event 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 03:06:20 / September 23, 2018 @ 3:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:06:20 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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