A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 29 km, -64.6435° West, 18.6043° North. The temblor was reported at 18:14:47 / 6:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018307008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018307008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/18 / 2018-11-03 22:14:47 / November 3, 2018 @ 10:14 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 20 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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