A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 10:11:35 / October 13, 2018 @ 10:11 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:11:35 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -64.721° West, 18.7693° North, depth 80 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018286005. Id of event: pr2018286005. The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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