A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The temblor was detected at 11:27:54 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018285014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018285014. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.3723 West, latitude 18.6611 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 15:27:54 / October 12, 2018 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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