A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 05:51:17 / October 12, 2018 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -64.1603° West, 18.848° North, depth 80 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018285004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018285004. The temblor was picked up at 01:51:17 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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