A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -64.2215° West, 18.7648° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2018295004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018295004. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 03:40:18 / October 22, 2018 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:40:18 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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